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Research reveals who's picking up penalty points

Car, van and truck drivers working in consultancy, utilities and telecoms tend to have the most penalty points on their licences, while those in the financial, public sector and health care have the least.

New research released by CFC Solutions breaks down the percentage of drivers with and without points for key industry sectors, based on the users of its Licence Link licence checking software:

Percentage of drivers with no points – representing low risk

1. Financial/insurance 93.69%
2. Public sector 90.96%
3. Healthcare 88.56%
4. Industrial/engineering 87.64%
5. Transportation 86.31%

Percentage of drivers with five or more points – representing high risk

1. Consultancy 8.33%
2. Utilities 7.20%
3. Telecommunications 6.42%
4. Recruitment 3.23%
5. Construction 3.06%

Neville Briggs, managing director at CFC, said: “When it comes to assessing which company car, van and truck drivers are a risk on the road, most employers split them into groups, usually based on independent DVLA checks to see how many points they have on their licence with the help of a tool such as our Licence Link software.

“Those with no points are low risk, of course, while those with five or more points represent a much higher risk – they are serial offenders in road safety terms.”

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