Using the calculators
Drink-driving calculator (website only)
We are asking magistrates to test a pilot version of a drink-driving calculator. The calculator is designed to help magistrates work out:
- by how long a driver’s disqualification period will be reduced if they complete an approved rehabilitation course;
- the length of any extension, if custody is imposed;
- the date by which the course must be completed; and
- the date on which they can drive again.
The Council is asking magistrates who use the website version of the sentencing guidelines to try out the calculator in court and send feedback to MCSGSupport@sentencingcouncil.gov.uk. This 3-minute video shows how the calculator works (click on the square at the bottom of the video to watch in full screen), or you could read the guidance.
Watch this short video to see how to use the fine calculator in the magistrates’ courts sentencing guidelines (click on the square at the bottom of the video to watch in full screen) or you could read the guidance.