Banned from driving on penalty points ‘tot-up’ system


As a result of getting six penalty points last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court a 25-year-old man was banned from driving for six months on the tot up system.

David Fitzsimmons, whose address was given as Pinebank, Craigavon, admitted driving without having insurance on May 23 this year.

He was fined £300, ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy and given six points.

With six points on his licence he was given a six month ban on the tot up 

The court heard that he was stopped at 9.45am on the Eastway and indicated that he did have insurance.

However, at a later date he admitted he was not covered on the day in question.

A barrister representing the defendant said the insurance had been cancelled because of a missed direct debit payment.

He added that his client understood there was a procedure where he would be given a chance to pay but would say he was not informed.