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Old 12-01-2015, 08:33 AM   #1
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Still driving with 45 points

Motorist who was caught speeding three times and failed to identify driver another five times is Britains highest penalty point holder

A MOTORIST from Liverpool still has a full licence after three speeding convictions and five for failing to tell police who was driving.

He tops the list of Britain's highest 20 licence penalty point holders in figures just released by the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency.

The usual maximum number of points before a ban is imposed is 12 but courts can make exceptions where a 'disqualification would cause exceptional hardship' according to the DVLA.

Number two on the list is a man from Forest Hill in south east London who has six speeding convictions and another six for driving uninsured. He has 40 points - despite not even holding a licence.

Third is a woman from Lancashire with a full licence after accumulating 38 points from 10 speeding convictions.

At number five is a man from Didcot in Oxfordshire with 36 points after six convictions for failing to identify the driver at the time of an alleged offence.

The figures were released under the Freedom of Information Act with a statement from the DVLA which said: 'In a small percentage of cases where the driver has accumulated 12 or more penalty points, the Agency understands that a Court can exercise its discretion and not disqualify the driver. In the majority of these cases, Magistrates’ or Sentencers may have decided to allow drivers to retain their entitlement to drive where it is considered that disqualification would cause exceptional hardship.'

PositionTotal no. of points held Gender PostcodeEndorsements heldDriving licence status1 45 MaleL193 x SP30 and 5 x MS90Full2 40 MaleSE236 x SP30 and 6 x IN10Non Licence Holder3 38 FemaleBB1210 x SP30Full4 36 MaleNR303 x TT99, SP30, 8 x MS90, 2 x IN10 and CD10Expired Substantive - Disqualified5 36 MaleOX116 x MS90Full6 36 MaleWA056 x IN10Full7 36 MaleNR185 x IN10, CU80, MS90 and BA10Expired Substantive - Erroneous revocation8 33 MaleSK14TT99, SP30 and 5 x MS90Non Licence Holder9 33 FemaleLN023 x SP30, 4 x MS90 and TS10Full10 31 FemaleHU055 x SP50 and MS90Full11 30 MaleHD065x SP30 and 2 x SP50Full12 30 MaleS032 x CU80, 3 x SP50 and 4 x MS90Full13 30 FemaleBD20LC20, IN10 and 5 x MS90Expired Provisional - Disqualified14 30 FemaleGU475 x MS90Expired Substantive - Erroneous revocation15 30 MaleCT08DR10 and 6 x IN10Expired Substantive - Disqualified16 29 MaleCF24IN10, 4 x SP30, IN14 and LC24Expired Substantive - Erroneous revocation17 29 MaleSO193 x BA10, SP30, 2 x IN10, LC20 and DD40Expired Provisional - Disqualified18 28 MaleLS113 x IN10 and 2 x LC20Non Licence Holder19 28 MaleSE064 x IN10 and LC20Full20 28 FemaleHD082 x IN10 and 4 x SP50Expired Substantive - Erroneous revocation

Offence codeOffence code descriptionBA10Driving while disqualified by order of courtCD10Driving without due care and attentionCU80Breach of requirements as to control of the vehicle, mobile telephone etcDD40Dangerous drivingDR10Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limitIN10Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risksLC20Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licenceLC24Caused or permitted someone to drive otherwise than in accordance with a licenceMS90Failure to give information as to identity of driver etcSP30Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public roadSP50Exceeding speed limit on a motorwayTS10Failing to comply with traffic light signalsTT99disqualification under ‘totting-up’
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