It came in to force on 28 January 2010 so the question actually isn’t relevant .
You cannot appeal the ban but you can apply to get your licence back of the ban is longer than 3 years.
If it is four years or less then you can make an application after a period of two years.
If the ban is between 4 years and 10 years, after half the period.
If the ban was longer than 10 years you can apply after five years.
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