Courts are being urged to ‘get tough’ on drivers and riders who accumulate 12 penalty points on their licences.
Figures published in October 2018 show that nearly 11,000 people are still driving with 12 or more points on their licences.
GEM Motoring Assist says motorists who reach this level show ‘disregard for the law’ and represent ‘a big risk’ to other road users.
The charity adds that a driving ban should be ‘inevitable’ for anyone who has received 12 penalty points.
Neil Worth, GEM road safety officer, said: “It takes a particularly careless, thoughtless or reckless person to reach this level, and their disregard for the law means they each represent a big risk for the rest of us who share the roads with them.
“The time for drivers to consider the consequences of a ban should come long before they find themselves with the prospect of 12 points.
“Of course a ban will cause considerable levels of hardship. But courts need to give more thought to other road users – particularly the most vulnerable – who face the greatest danger when such high-risk drivers are allowed to keep their licences.”