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Driver has 40 points despite never holding a licence

A motorist from Lewisham has racked up 40 points for 12 offences despite never having held a full or a provisional driving licence, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) discovered the catalogue of offences, which included speeding in a 30mph zone and driving without insurance, following a Freedom of Information request in February. 

The request, which asked for the top 20 highest points holders, also shows two other offenders with no licence.

The second highest penalty points holder without a licence is a male offender from the Stockport area, with 33 penalty points for seven offences – including caught for speeding in a 30mph zone and repeatedly failing to disclose information as to the identity of the driver.

And, the third highest penalty points holder driving without a licence is a man from Leeds with 28 penalty points for five offences including driving uninsured against third party risks and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

IAM chief executive Sarah Sillars said: “It’s been three years since the IAM raised this issue with the DVLA, but we still have drivers on the road with multiple points allocated to them. Now we discover that some of them have never held any kind of driving licence.

“We need to punish offenders as well as give them the opportunity to change their ways. Offenders are unlikely to drive legally if they face a ban or points on their licence as soon as they pass their test.”

England and Wales’ highest points holder continues to be a man from Liverpool who holds 45 penalty points on a full driving licence.

He collected six penalty points on three separate occasions for speeding in a 30mph zone and another six points on five other occasions, because he failed to provide information about the identity of the driver – he carries the same number points today as he did in 2014.

Other notable offenders include a female from Blackburn with 38 penalty points, the third highest points total on record.  She has been caught breaking the speed limit in a 30mph zone on 10 different occasions.

Wales’ highest penalty points holder is a man with 36 points for driving without insurance six times.

A summary of the top 20 penalty points holders is listed below.

Total number of points

Gender

Location

Number of offences

Offence description

Driving Licence status

45

Male

Liverpool

8

3 x SP30: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 30mph zone.

5 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

Full

40

Male

Lewisham

12

6 x SP30: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 30mph zone.

6 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

Non licence holder

38

Female

Blackburn

10

10 x SP30: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 30mph zone.

 

Full

36

Male

Great Yarmouth

15

3 x TT99: Disqualified under ‘totting up’.

1 x SP30: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 30mph zone.

8 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

2 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

1 x CD10: Driving without due care and attention.

Expired Substantive – Disqualified

36

Male

Oxford

6

6 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

Full

36

Male

Wales

6

6 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

Full

36

Male

Wymondham

8

5x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

1 x CU80: Breach of requirements as to control of vehicle, using mobile phone etc.

1 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

1 x BA10: Driving while disqualified by order of court.

Expired Substantive – Erroneous revocation

33

Male

Stockport

7

1 x TT99: Disqualified under ‘totting up’.

1 x SP30: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 30mph zone.

5 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

Non Licence holder

33

Female

Lincolnshire

8

3 x SP30: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 30mph zone.

4 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

1 x TS10: Failed to comply with traffic light signals.

Full

31

Female

Hull

6

5 x SP50: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 50mph zone.

1 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

Full

30

Male

Brighouse

7

5 x SP30: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 30mph zone.

2 x SP50: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 50mph zone.

Full

30

Male

Sheffield

9

2 x CU80: Breach of requirements as to control of vehicle, using mobile phone etc.

3 x SP50: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 50mph zone.

4 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

Full

30

Female

Keighley

7

1 x LC20: Driving otherwise than in accordance with licence.

1 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

5 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

Expired Provisional - Disqualified

30

Female

Guildford

5

5 x MS90: Failed to declare information as to identity of the driver.

Expired Substantive – Erroneous revocation

30

Male

Westgate-on-Sea

7

1 x DR10: Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit.

6 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

Expired Substantive - Disqualified

29

Male

Cardiff

7

1 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

4 x SP30: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 30mph zone.

1 x IN14: Causing or permitting using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

1 x LC24: Caused or permitted someone to drive otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Expired Substantive – Erroneous revocation

29

Male

Southampton

8

3 x BA10: Driving while disqualified by order of court.

1 x SP30: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 30mph zone.

2 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

1 x LC20: Driving otherwise than in accordance with licence.

1 x DD40: Dangerous driving.

Expired Provisional - Disqualified

28

Male

Leeds

5

3 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

2 x LC20: Driving otherwise than in accordance with licence.

Non Licence holder

28

Male

Catford

5

4 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

1 x LC20: Driving otherwise than in accordance with licence.

Full

28

Female

Huddersfield

6

2 x IN10: Used the vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

4 x SP50: Exceeded statutory speed limit in a 50mph zone.

 

Expired Substantive – Erroneous revocation

 

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