Driver Not Banned Despite 42 Points On Licence

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posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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Driver Not Banned Despite 42 Points On Licence




A driver with 42 points on her licence is still on the road, according to a new analysis of DVLA figures. The woman, from Isleworth in west London, accumulated all the points last year for failing to disclose the driver's identity. Motorists can be banned for building up 12 points over a three-year period but magistrates can use their discretion if a ban would cause exceptional hardship, such as losing a job or meaning a child cannot be cared for. The second-highest points total - according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) research - is 36. That tally belongs to a man from Warrington who was caught without insurance six times in less than two weeks between February and March last year. Other notable offenders, according to the analysis of DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) figures are: :: A man from Southend with 30 points, who was caught speeding 10 times between March 2011 and August 2012. :: A man from Blackburn with 29 points, who was caught speeding eight times between September and November 2011.


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posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 09:04 AM
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if that was me i would loose my licence if i had reached the limit which i think is 12 points, so why not her? she is a danger and wait until she kills someone then what will happen?
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posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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The woman...accumulated all the points last year for failing to disclose the driver's identity.


What does that mean? Driving without a license? Refusing to provide license to an officer? No license plate? Driving around in a mask? lol



posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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Well, it doesn't sound like she is really a danger, maybe she just doesn't like the photo on her license?


But still, why does she get to keep it with all those points?



posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by AshleyD
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The woman...accumulated all the points last year for failing to disclose the driver's identity.


What does that mean? Driving without a license? Refusing to provide license to an officer? No license plate? Driving around in a mask? lol


Sounds like she is a habitual speeder,but would not admit who was behind the wheel when asked by the cops.
The speed cam images don't always get clear images of the driver,see.
Up until a few years back,you could get away with not saying who was behind the wheel-so they changed the law to make it an offence.
I am guessing she has a job in which she needs to drive,which is what her legal people used to get her to keep her licence...Not really fair on the rest of us who get banned after 12 points.

Mind you,90% of all cops caught speeding off duty don't even get points,let alone charged with speeding,but thats for another thread I suppose.Read more here:
www.standard.co.uk...



posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 02:35 PM
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More than 8,000 motorists are still driving on Britain's roads despite racking up 12 or more points on their licences. A probe revealed an unnamed male driver from Warrington in Cheshire has the highest number of points - 36. However, 14 drivers - all of whom are men - have 25 or more points on their licences, the DVLA records show. Drivers who accumulate 12 points in three years normally lose their licence for at least six months, but many are dodging driving bans. That's according to the figures obtained under a Freedom of Information request by road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Simon Best, IAM chief executive, said: “Law abiding drivers will be shocked that so many drivers are on the road who 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.” There are 20,439,578 male and 16,804,524 female licence holders in the UK, but the DVLA figures show; of the top 99 licence point holders, just fourteen are women and 351 women are still driving with more than 12 points their licence. teph Savill, managing director of women-only FOXY Lady Drivers Club said: “For most motorists, collecting points is expensive, embarrassing and potentially highly stressful. But they make us more vigilant drivers. “The relative few who collect 12 points in a fairly short period of time must be either ignorant or contemptuous of the rules of the road. "They are getting away with it because the courts seem unwilling to play the disqualification cards they hold. “There may even be a case for making serial point scorers re-sit the theory and practical driving test before their licence is reinstated.” Check out all the latest News, Sport & Celeb gossip at Mirror.co.uk www.mirror.co.uk... Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook


It's a joke here letting all those drivers getting away with it. You are supposed to inform your insurance company with any changes on your licence. Bet that most of them don't do this....





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