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Failure to keep banned drivers off the road "make a mockery" of new penalties designed to punish tailgaters, motoring journalist Quentin Willson told Daybreak.
Mr Willson accused "a minority" of drivers who cruise around with "42 points on their license" of "having a laugh".
The data sharing issue at the heart of allegations of banned drivers still getting behind the wheel only effects "a very small number of cases", a spokesman for HM Courts & Tribunals Service has said.
Upgraded computer systems at the DVLA and Britain's courts will improve the sharing of information from October, a motoring chief has said.
Simon Best, the chief executive of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) hoped better IT systems would keep motorists with more than 12 points on their license off the road.
Mr Best had "no sympathy" with car owners who refused to reveal the identity of a driver caught breaking the law while behind the wheel and wanted an urgent consultation on the problem.
According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, some of the worst offenders for driving while banned were:
- A man from Cheshire was caught driving without insurance six times in less than two weeks between February and March last year. He already had 36 points on his license.
- A Southend man who who was caught speeding 10 times over a six month period in 2012, already had 30 points.
- One male driver from Blackburn with 29 points was caught speeding eight times between September and November 2011.
- And finally, an East Sussex man who had already clocked up 24 points on his license, caught speeding six times in two weeks between September 30 and October 13 last year.
Motorists who should be prevented from driving are still getting behind the wheel, because data is not being shared efficiently enough, figures show.
A woman from Isleworth in west London accumulated 42 points last year, statistics from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) highlighted by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) revealed.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said DVLA and courts services were upgrading their computer systems so information can be "shared more efficiently".
Drivers can be banned if they accumulate 12 points on their licence over a three-year period.