A Deighton man has been banned from the road after using a vehicle without insurance.
Ian Anderson, of Browning Road, told magistrates he believed he had a valid policy for his Vauxhall Astra.
But the policy had lapsed a month before the 34-year-old was stopped by police carrying out routine checks.
He was banned from driving because of the high number of points on his licence from a previous conviction of having no insurance.
Ben Crosland, prosecuting, said that at just after 11pm on July 24 police on Bradford Road in Fartown were carrying out automatic number plate recognition checks.
This revealed that Anderson had no insurance and his car was stopped.
He told police that he had a policy with car insurance providers Insure the Box.
Mr Crosland said: “Further checks confirmed he’d had a policy with the company.
“But this was valid between October and June and had run out.”
Anderson said he had received no reminder from the company that his insurance was about to run out.
The offence put him at risk of being disqualified, as he already had eight penalty points from a previous conviction for having no insurance.
Anderson asked magistrates not to impose a ban.
He said he risked losing his job as a support worker looking after disabled clients.
Anderson also said he needed his car to help a friend by taking her children to school.
Magistrates found he had not proved that he would suffer exceptional hardship from a driving ban.
They disqualified him from driving for six months and told him to pay a ï¿½135 fine, ï¿½85 costs and ï¿½20 victim surcharge.