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Penalty for learning to drive without a qualified supervisor

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Karen_3 08 Jun 2010

I was driving with only a provisional licence and no insurance. I had a full licence driver with me, but they only had there licence for 2 years and 11 months. I have just received a court date. I am booked to take my driving test in a couple of week. How many points do you think I will get? Should I get lawyer to come to court with me?

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anonymous_2 23 Jan 2011

in my experience if you caught driving with no insurance it's 6 points no matter what, when you pass your test if you get 6 points within the 1st 3 years of driving you lose your license and have to retake theory and practical test. whilst on provisional you will get banned for 12 months - not even allowed to learn

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Karen_3 12 Jun 2010

Was under the impression that I was covered with my car insurance, the insurance co are sending me a copy of the insurance cover and I spoke to them today and they said the red car was only tempoary and did not tell me that the insurance for the red car was cancelled, they assumed that I knew this, they insurance both cars due to the fact they were unable to get me a rental car after my blue car was hit, they are sending me a copy of the insurance cover for the red car, so I assumed that I was ok to drive both cars. Also I can confirm that I have had car insurance for over two years...

gices 11 Jun 2010

Well it seems that you have committed two motoring offences - driving without insurance and learning to drive under the supervision of an unqualified driver. For someone to be able to supervise a learner driver like yourself, the person must be at least 21 years old and have held their driving licence for at least 3 years. For this offence alone, both you and the person who supervised you can expect to pay upto £1000 in fines, get 3-6 points on your licences and may as well receive a driving ban. Not having a valid insurance policy whist driving can result in an instant ban, with a fine of upto £5000 and 6-8 endorsement points on the licence.

The information above is the maximum punishment you would get for each individual motoring offence. However, the penalty is usually less and do not constitute the sum of all punishments. It is worth noting that if your licence is endorsed with 6 points during the court's hearing and you pass your driving test in a few weeks time, then even getting one additional penalty point on your licence will result in the revokation of your licence and you will have to do it all over again.