42 points motorist still driving

A motorist from west London with 42 penalty points on her licence is still driving.

'Vast majority' of drivers with 12 points are disqualified

The vast majority of drivers who get 12 or more penalty points are fined and disqualified from driving.

Magistrates can use their discretion to not enforce a driving ban if doing so would cause exceptional hardship, such as losing a job or the ability to care for a dependant. A fine will still be enforced

Only a very small number of cases are affected by the data-sharing issue and we are working closely with DVLA to improve this.

– HM Courts & Tribunals Service

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London motorist with 42 points on licence still driving

A motorist from west London with 42 points on her licence is still driving. Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency show the points were all for failing to disclose the identity of the driver, between May 26 and December 21 last year.

The vast majority of drivers who get 12 or more penalty points are fined and disqualified from driving
The vast majority of drivers who get 12 or more penalty points are fined and disqualified from driving Credit: Press Association