totting-up

totting-up

in road traffic law, the scheme whereby courts endorse points on the driving licences of offenders; if offenders accumulate 12 points in three years they become liable to be disqualified for at least six months unless there are mitigating circumstances or special reasons for not endorsing or disqualifying. Hardship is not sufficient unless it is exceptional, so the loss of a job is seldom considered to be exceptional as it is the very kind of thing that happens. However, hardship to others may be enough to give the court a discretion.
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RESOLUTION could be imminent on the thorny issue that most divides jockeys and racing's regulator, after a BHA offer to make significant amendments to the controversial totting-up system received a favourable response from the riders' trade association.
However, lobbying from Professional Jockeys' Association chief executive Kevin Darley has led to a compromise proposal from the BHA, whose existing totting-up rules have been the subject of criticism from Hughes and Jamie Spencer, who is currently serving a 14-day totting-up ban.
Totting-up rules for whip offences are expected to remain largely unchanged.
Essentially, we're not far apart and I think what the BHA has suggested would be a major step forward, as long as oneday and two-day bans aren't included for totting-up purposes.
Playmaker James Noonan is attending a family wedding, prop Euan Logan is out for the rest of the season with a ripped arm muscle and Steve Heaton is suspended under the yellow card totting-up rule.
I have not paid the fine because I am on the totting-up procedure, I have got to write away and request a court hearing.
WILLIAM BUICK last night lodged an appeal against a three-day ban he collected at Windsor on Monday that took him up to the totting-up threshold, writes Jon Lees.
Should he win his appeal or get the ban reduced, the disciplinary panel would then issue a sentence for the Kempton breach, otherwise he could be facing a lengthy totting-up ban.
When the rider last reached the totting-up threshold in September 2007 he was sentenced to a 12-day suspension, two days of which were suspended.
THE BHA is considering rewarding riders for good behaviour as part of a review being conducted with the Professional Jockeys' Association that looks set to produce amendments to the totting-up procedure, although only where careless riding is concerned.
Spencer, who has conceded the all-weather jockeys' championship to Chris Catlin, said he would have been far more active on the winter circuit had it not been for the totting-up procedure, claiming an unwillingness to risk suspension had limited his riding.
In response, BHA spokesman Paul Struthers said: "The totting-up procedure is in place to deter and to penalise consistent offending, and Jamie is one of only two jockeys to have fallen foul of the totting-up rules for each of the last three seasons for careless riding.