Britain’s worst drivers have been revealed
Drivers with the most points on their licence include motorists who have NEVER held a full driving licence, new information from the Institute of Advanced Motorists reveals today.
The news, in a Freedom of Information Act request put in by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), reveals that one driver racked up an astounding 40 points for 12 offences despite never having held a full or even a provisional driving licence.
The Thanet motorist, a man from Westgate-on-Sea, has 30 points on his licence from seven separate motoring offences including one for drink driving and six of using his car while it was uninsured.
The man has now been banned from the roads.
IAM chief executive Sarah Sillars said: “It’s been three years since the IAM raised this issue with the DVLA, but we still have drivers on the road with multiple points allocated to them. Now we discover that some of them have never held any kind of driving licence. We all have to share the road with these unqualified, uninsured and dangerous drivers.
“We need to punish offenders as well as give them the opportunity to change their ways. Offenders are unlikely to drive legally if they face a ban or points on their licence as soon as they pass their test.”
England and Wales’ highest points holder continues to be a man from Liverpool who holds 45 penalty points on a full driving licence. He collected six penalty points on three separate occasions for speeding in a 30mph zone. And another six points on five other occasions because he failed to provide information about the identity of the driver – he carries the same number points today as he did in 2014.
Other notable offenders include a female from Blackburn with 38 penalty points, the third highest points total on record. She has been caught breaking the speed limit in a 30mph zone on 10 different occasions.