Man Escapes Driving Ban After Telling Magistrates He Needs His Licence For Specialised Work

ENGINEER Adam Scott escaped a driving ban this week, after telling magistrates that he needed his driving licence to carry out specialised work for Anglian Water; and to visit his grandparents. Scott, 28, of Fieldside, Ely, had admitted driving without in

ENGINEER Adam Scott escaped a driving ban this week, after telling magistrates that he needed his driving licence to carry out specialised work for Anglian Water; and to visit his grandparents.

Scott, 28, of Fieldside, Ely, had admitted driving without insurance in Brays Lane, Ely, on April 16.

"At the time I had no money to pay for insurance," Scott explained. "It was very irresponsible, but I needed to get to work."

With six points already endorsed on his driving licence, Scott could have been banned from driving for six months under the "totting up" procedure that comes into effect when a motorist has 12 or more points.

Instead, magistrates fined Scott �300, put six points on his licence, and ordered him to pay a �15 surcharge and �35 costs.