Penatly points scandal highlighted by new research.

Some motorists with more than 30 penalty points on their driving licence are still on the road, new research has revealed.

According to data from the road safety charity Brake and car insurance provider Direct Line, five road users have accumulated this number of points but have not been banned by the courts.

One motorist in Bradford has amassed 32 points on their licence, while there are 10,072 drivers with 12 points or more.

Many drivers have kept their licence by claiming that disqualification would cause them exceptional hardship.

Andy Goldby, director of underwriting and pricing at Direct Line, said the figures make a mockery of driving laws in the UK.

“It seems exceptional hardship isn’t that exceptional after all. Someone who has accumulated more than 12 points on their licence has shown a complete disrespect for the law,” he added.

Senior campaigns officer for Brake Ellen Booth recently welcomed the news that legislation is to be introduced which will punish motorists who cause serious injury by driving.


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