As more drivers are prosecuted for speeding because of the growing use of traffic cameras, there is a growing temptation to lie to employers about convictions to avoid losing their jobs, experts have warned.
The Midlands meeting of the Association of Car Fleet Operators heard that drivers hide points with duplicate licences. They have their ‘dirty’ licence, which they give to the police for points to be added, and the ‘clean’ licence for employers.
A spokesman for Masterlease, which was hosting the meeting, said: ‘We spoke to 1,000 drivers and 80% do not have their licences checked regularly. In some cases, drivers are using three licences to hide their points from employers.’