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Driver Collects 45 Points on Driving License
posted on Jan 14 2014 by Jade Hensby
A male driver in Liverpool has managed to collect 45 points on his driving license in the month of November 2013. The points that were handed out were all due to failing to disclose the identity of the driver or exceeding the speed limit between 1 October 2012 and 20 June 2013 according to the Freedom of Information request by the Advance Motorists from the DVLA.
The second highest record of a driver collecting points came in at a total of 36, this time a man from Cheshire who was caught driving without insurance six times in a period of two weeks.
It seems that from a table released of the highest collection of points, failure to give the identity of the owner, speeding and driving uninsured are the most common reasons for points. Of the top twenty license-point holders, only three were woman.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said that “In September, 2013, the IAM highlighted a driver with 42 points on their license and we were told more would be done to address the issue. Incredibly, we now have someone driving with 45 points. DVLA must rapidly overall their systems and working relationships with the courts to ensure that the whole principle of 12 points and you’re off the road is not undermined”.
Best later went on to say that “any suggestion that some drivers may be able to speed with impunity and then talk themselves out of a ban puts our whole approach to enforcement into question. The police and the motoring public need to have confidence that those caught up speeding or breaking other motoring laws will be dealt with equally”.