To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has overturned a decision to grant an exemption from disqualification on the grounds of exceptional hardship to a driver who incurred 12 or more points on their driving licence in each of the last five years.
29 April 2021
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) cannot overturn a court’s decision to apply exceptional hardship where a driver has accrued 12 or more penalty points. The DVLA’s role is purely to record the decision made by the court.
If the DVLA receives a notification for a driver with 12 or more penalty points who has not been disqualified, the DVLA will alert courts to this. This enables the courts to consider re-opening cases and disqualifying drivers where appropriate.