s.143 Insurance Charge Special Reasons Upheld

Kept Licence
Glasgow Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court

Our client was charged with driving a motor vehicle without the necessary insurance cover, contrary to the Road Traffic Act 1988, s.143. The case had potentially serious consequences for our client’s driving licence as the alleged offence was committed within the probationary period and the resultant six points would have led to revocation.

Having considered the case documents it became clear that our client could rely upon a special reasons argument in terms of s.44 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988. Essentially our client was blameless for the lack of insurance and, having heard evidence in support of our submission, the court agreed and simply proceeded to admonish our client in respect of the case. No penalty points were imposed which allowed our client to drive away from court with a clean driving licence.

The case was considered by the court on 20 February 2019.

Published: 25/02/2019

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