The managing director of a company which makes caps and hats has escaped a driving van.
Father of two Bryn Owen, 49, of Bunker Street, Freckleton, would have been banned under the totting up procedure following a speeding incident, Blackpool Magistrates Court heard.
But Owen argued in his application to the court that a driving ban would have caused himself,his family and his company severe hardship.
The application was accepted by the court.
Owen was instead fined and ordered to pay costs totalling £365 for speeding on Inner Promenade, St Annes in his Audi car.
Nigel Coupe, who was defending Owen, told the court that his client drove 65,000 miles a year and needed the use of his car.
Mr Coupe also said that Owen’s two sons relied on him driving and a ban would put at risk the 20 hatmaking jobs at his Manchester based firm.
Courts can impose bans if drivers receive 12 penalty points in a three year period.