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Date Published:12 May 2020 Last Updated:26 Nov 2021

Coronavirus: The Driver’s Dilemma


During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses will still rely upon the transport system and roads to function and operate, to meet contractual obligations and to explore new commercial opportunities. An ability to drive therefore remains crucial.

The pressures to respond to customer demand, with fewer staff immediately to hand can result in speed limits being overlooked and road traffic offences potentially being committed. Business owners and employees could therefore face disqualification from driving or speeding fines at a time when the loss of a driving licence could be more significant than ever. This could impact a business with catastrophic consequences and associated financial loss.

Whether facing a totting up disqualification, or a discretionary disqualification for a speeding or other road traffic offence, each case must be considered on its own facts and circumstances.

How can Ellis Jones help?

At Ellis Jones we have experienced solicitors with a combined total of in excess of 60 years experience in addressing and advising upon motoring offences and assisting and preparing motorists to appear in Court. Please contact Jonathan Morrissey on jon.morrissey@ellisjones.co.uk or 01202 057775 or Ian Daly on ian.daly@ellisjones.co.uk or 01202 057804 for help and advice in such matters.