Supervised But No L Plates

Question:

On x/2010 I was stopped for the alleged offence. But I had a valid International Licence for 12 months issued in x in x 2010 and also a UK provisional Licence issued in 1999. My husband who holds a valid UK licence was sitting next to me in the front passenger seat. My son and my daughter were sitting in the back seat. I was stopped because the police did not have the registered keepers details as the company I bought my car from did not send it to the DVLA. Admittedly I did not have an L plate displayed. But I was driving on my international licence.

The police slip given to me shows I was alone and not supervised, yet my husband, a qualified driver (7 years clean licence) was with me together with my two grown up children. I produced my papers at x Police Station on Monday morning, I was told that no consideration will be given to my International Licence and only my provisional licence will be taken into account and that both myself and my husband may be prosecuted. Please advise where me and my husband stand with regard to this alleged offence and of the way forward.

Paula Says:

I’m afraid that if you get a UK provisional licence that takes precedent over an international licence. You can only drive on an international licence for up to 12 months after becoming resident. After that you must have a UK provisional and you have to be supervised and have L plates I’m afraid until you pass a full UK test.

You need to tell the court that you did have supervision and that the only issue was the lack of an L plate.

I’m afraid the police are correct in their assessment.

If you would like my help in relation to this matter I will be happy to assist. You will get a summons to court in the next few weeks and I will be happy to help you with your mitigation. We maybe able to get the court to deal with the case in your absence.

Come back to me if you would like my help.



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