Dodgy drivers with as many as 45 points exposed by DVLA

A man with 45 points on his license has yet to be stopped from driving, IAM said. Credit: PA

A driver who clocked up a record 45 points on his driving license in a nine-month offending spree is still on the road, new research has showed.

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests revealed how the Liverpudlian driver racked up the points over eight offences by either failing to disclose the identity of the driver or speeding between October 1 2012 and June 20 2013.

These offences smashed through the previous record of 42 points, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) who launched the FOI requests.

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Thanks to information from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the worst motoring offenders were revealed:

  • The second-highest points total, 36, went to a man from Warrington, Cheshire, who was caught driving without insurance six times in less than two weeks between February and March 2012.

  • A woman from Lincoln with 34 points, who was caught speeding three times and failed to give information to identify the driver four times between January 2012 and September 2012.

  • A female from Hull with 31 points, who was caught speeding eight times in two months between September and November 2011;

  • A man from Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex , with 30 points, who was caught speeding six times in just two weeks, between September 30 and October 13 2012.

Motorists also racked up by points by driving without insurance. Credit: PA

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Drivers who tot up 12 points within three years can be disqualified.

Failing to give the identity of the owner, speeding, and driving uninsured were the most common reasons for points, the IAM said.

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