Mr Barrell, a Schools Adviser had received a Notice of Intended Prosecution for driving at 37mph in a 30mph limit. As he already had 9 valid points on his licence he was facing a possible minimum ban of 6 months under the “totting up” provisions.
Mr Barrell’s job involved travelling to 14 schools to advise on important issues such as child protection, social care and education. He was required to attend at schools on short notice where immediate advice and assistance was required. He also had elderly parents who relied on him to assist them and respond to them in an emergency situation.
The court found that exceptional hardship would be caused if he were banned from driving. His licence was endorsed with 3 points and he was fined £60 but he was allowed to continue to drive with 12 points on his licence.
Nigel Ian Barrell – Advisor – South England (Hampshire & Sussex)