thirdcrank wrote:On the subject of avoiding a totting up ban, here's Martin Porter in the interview already linked in the "Death by dangerous cycling" thread.There’s a massive industry of lawyers out there who can almost guarantee getting a convicted motorist out of losing their license, for a price.
It’s easy for a lawyer to present the client as in hardship: “How am I going to get to work or get the kids to school?” And this is all premised on the assumption that the courts share that you can’t live a normal life without the ability to drive around. There are lots of people driving around with well over 12 points on their license.
It’s big business for these lawyers. It’s a fairly scandalous state of affairs.
http://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/3372/cycl ... -interview
Finally found some facts. See the link in a (disapproving, it's perhaps worth noting) Auto Express who made a FOI request of the DVLA reference drivers with 12 or more points. Worth reading.
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/c ... riving-ban