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Offences which carry obligatory disqualification are set out in Schedule 2, Parts I and II of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (RTOA 1988).
causing death by dangerous driving
causing death by careless driving
driving or attempting to drive when unfit
driving with excess alcohol, and
causing death or serious injury by driving while disqualified
Where an offence requires obligatory disqualification the period of disqualification is for a minimum of 12 months.
causing death by dangerous driving, and
causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs
all require an offender to be disqualified for a minimum of two years.
Disqualification runs from the moment it is announced in court. See R v Bain  RTR 213 (not reported by LexisNexis®)).
In cases where a defendant is sentenced for two or more driving offences which require him to be disqualified, the court should impose concurrent periods of disqualification, rather than consecutive.
The court cannot order disqualification to run from the day a defendant is released from prison. See R v Lambert  RTR 244 (not reported by LexisNexis®).
If the defendant is being sentenced for two or more offences which carry penalties of both obligatory disqualification and penalty points disqualification then only one period of disqualification should be made.
The courts have determined
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