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UK News More than a thousand drivers still on road despite having 12 points or more

18:56  10 august  2020
18:56  10 august  2020 Source:   pressassociation.com

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More than 200 Welsh motorists are still legally driving despite having 12 or more penalty points , the BBC has found. One person is still allowed to drive after amassing 27 points . Jack Kushner, spokesman for Brake, the road safety charity, said it was "appalling that risky, repeat offenders are

The BBC has learned that around 10 thousand motorists were still driving last month, despite having too many penalty points on their licence.

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More than a thousand drivers with 12 or more points on their licence are still on the roads, it has been revealed.

Figures published by the DVLA indicate that a total of 1,278 drivers who are still driving currently have at least a dozen points.

The information was made available after a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the Liberal Democrats.

It also indicated that there are 1,024,489 drivers in the UK who have points on their licences, with 68 the highest number of points held by a single driver.

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More than 10,000 motorists are allowed on the roads despite having 12 or more penalty points on their Men were more likely to have clocked up penalty points than women. About 33 out of every 100,000 male drivers have 12 or more points , compared with under 8 per 100,000 female drivers .

Hundreds of drivers with 12 points or more on their licence are still behind the wheel on Scotland’s roads , new figures have indicated. But let’s be honest, if you have racked up a dozen points you’re probably a bad driver . “The UK and Scottish governments should examine whether the right systems

Liberal Democrat transport spokeswoman Sarah Olney said the UK Government should examine whether the right systems are in place to tackle problem drivers.

“For the safety of everyone driving on our roads, it’s important that repeat offenders and dangerous drivers are kept off the roads,” said Ms Olney.

“It’s possible that there are mitigating factors in some cases which justify these drivers hanging on to their right to drive.

“But if we are honest, if you have racked up a dozen points, you are probably a bad driver.

“The UK Government should examine whether the right systems are in place to put the brakes on problem drivers.

“With fewer drivers on the road than ever before, now is the time to consider what can be done.”

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