New driver fears for li­cence af­ter mix-up

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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.

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