March 12, 2015

40 points without a licence

A man from Lewisham, London has managed to accumulate 40 points for 12 driving offences despite never possessing a full or even provisional driving licence making him the second highest penalty point holder in England and Wales ever. He was caught for exceeding 30mph limits on six occasions and was also caught without insurance on six occasions.

The driver who holds the record for most number of points is a man from Liverpool who has 45 penalty points on a full driving licence.

Institute for Advanced Motorists (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.’

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