New driver fears for licence after mix-up
A DUNDEE motorist fears she could lose her licence after receiving a speeding ticket from Austria — despite trading in her car months before the offence was committed.
Kellie Livingston, 30, from Craigie, handed over the keys of her Renault Clio Campus in June but has now received a letter from transport bosses to say it was spotted breaking the law more than a thousand miles away.
Ms Livingston claims she wrote to the DVLA five times to explain she no longer owned the vehicle before she finally got a response — from a couple in Colchester saying they had been sent her details by mistake.
“It’s been hell,” she said. “They kept asking me to write a letter but every time I did, they’d just say it hadn’t come through.”
Ms Livingston said she panicked when she received the speeding ticket as she is a new driver and already has three points, meaning the penalty could potentially result in her losing her licence.
The owner of Harlequin Motors, where Ms Livingston traded in the vehicle, confirmed it was sold to a new owner in either late July or early August. “All of the documents were sent off from our end,” he said.
A spokesman for the DVLA said it was unable to find any letters or emails from Ms Livingston. He said the DVLA was urgently investigating her claims.