Rio Ferdinand Banned From Driving For Six Months

Rio Ferdinand Has Been Banned From Driving For Six Months

Rio Ferdinand Has Been Banned From Driving For Six Months.

The retired footballer – who played for Manchester United, Leeds United, West Ham and England throughout his career – has been convinced of speeding at the on the A27 dual carriageway in Hove, East Sussex on July 22 last year.

Today (18.08.20), the 41-year-old star was given the ban after being found to have hit 85mph – above the 70mph speed limit – in his new Mercedes.

He admitted the offence – which carried three penalty points – under the Single Justice Procedure Act.

The offence was added to the nine he already has, and thus triggered the automatic driving disqualification.

Appearing at Crawley Magistrates Court, Ferdinand argued a ban would amount to ”exceptional hardship” because he needs to drive his three kids – Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and nine-year-old Tia – to school and other activities.

He added that the coronavirus pandemic meant looking into a private driver or taxis wasn’t possible.

He also ruled out his wife Kate – who is pregnant with their first child together – from taking on driving duties.

He said: ”It’s very difficult with three children, with different activities and different times at school.”

However, magistrate Mr. Geoffrey Allen rejected the claim, and said: ”Unfortunately COVID has affected everybody in the world the same way.”

Ferdinand – who was banned from driving in 2012 for six months after speeding three times on the same road in a five-week period – has also been fined £670, with £85 costs, and ordered to pay a £67 victim surcharge.

Meanwhile, he was also convicted of speeding in 2002, 2003 and 2002, while he had a drink-driving conviction in 1997.

His most recent speeding offences were April 15, 2019, May 4, 2018 and March 16, 2017, with each adding three penalty points to his licence.

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