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Quick, attentive and efficient service (at short notice) which resulted in proceedings being dropped because of a technical defect spotted by Graham Walker. A very good outcome, achieved with minimum fuss and maximum effectiveness. Well worth seeking advice here if you face any motoring-related legal problem.
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I was wrongly accused of dangerous driving and not understanding the consequences of it, I had pleaded quilty for the charge. When I realised the seriousness of the charge I contacted Graham at Roadtrafficlaw.com. Their personal touch and attention impressed me from the beginning. All my emails were replied promptly and I felt I was in good hands. Not only did they help me to get the plea changed but I was very impressed how Kirsty Ferguson managed to negotiate a reduced guilty plea to careless driving. These guys not only have the contacts but also the level of relationships which ensure that my case was properly heard behind the scenes. I was obviously hoping to have the whole case dismissed but I'd suppose miracles don't often happen. I was very impressed on Kirsty's meticulous preparation before the the court hearing and even more so how she conducted my case at the front of the sheriff. It was a real pleasure to observe a true professional at work. Thanks to her and the Roadtrafficlaw team, I am able to continue working as self employed management consultant. I cannot do my work without being able to drive. I am happy with the outcome and sincerely recommend these guys to help you if you are facing the wrong end of the bargain. They are true professionals and know their business. Many thanks, indeed
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New Drivers And The Law In Scotland

The New Drivers Act

The act applies to all drivers from, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the European Community and European Economic Area, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Gibraltar.

Drivers from designated countries

The act applies to you if you have exchanged a driving licence from a designated country for a British licence and pass a further driving test in this country.

The designated countries are: Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland and Zimbabwe.

Getting your full driving licence back

To get your full driving licence back you must first reapply for a provisional driving licence.
You’ll also need to pass the theory and practical driving tests again and claim your test pass.

Pass the theory and practical driving tests

You’ll need to pay for and resit the theory and practical driving tests.

Claim your test pass

After passing your driving test, you’ll need to exchange your provisional driving licence for a full one.

Penalty points gained before passing your driving test

Any penalty points you gain before passing your first driving test are taken into account. However, having six or more doesn’t mean your licence will be revoked straight after you pass your test.

Gaining further points after passing your test, taking your total to six or more, will mean your licence will be revoked.

Your driving entitlement for other vehicles

Any other entitlements you had on you driving licence, such as lorry or bus, will only be restored after the approval of a traffic commissioner in the area you live.

The traffic commissioner may request you retake a driving test for those vehicles.

After passing your retest

It’s important to remember that passing a retest doesn’t remove the penalty points from your driving licence. The penalty points remain valid.

Appealing against the withdrawal of your driving licence

You can only appeal against the conviction that led to you getting the six penalty points. Contact the convicting court for advice on how to appeal.

Check the DVLA website for more information on the above.

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