More than 8,000 motorists in Britain are still driving despite having clocked-up 12 points or more on their licence, according to the IAM.
A freedom of information (FOI) request to the DVLA showed that, with 25 points or more, the highest 14 licence point holders are all men, and that many male drivers with 25-36 points are still driving.
The FOI also showed that of the highest 34 licence point holders, only two are women – and of the highest 99 licence point holders, just 14 are women. Some 2,256 men and 351 women are still driving with more than 12 points on their licence.
Simon Best, IAM chief executive, said: “Law abiding drivers will be shocked that so many drivers are on the road that have more than 12 points. The ‘totting up’ principle is supposed to give a simple four strikes and you are out message. Anything more than this should be a disqualification, unless there are the most exceptional circumstances.
“There must be tighter practice in courts and at the DVLA to take these motorists off the road or ensure they take a driver retraining course to help them break their points habit.”
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