Penalty points for unlicensed drivers

Penalty points for unlicensed drivers

It seems motorists don't need a driving licence to notch up worrying amounts of on-road penalty points.

One London-based non-licence holder accrued 40 points, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). This included six points apiece for driving without car insurance and speeding misdemeanours.

Another man from Stockport, Greater Manchester collected 33 points and another from Leeds 28.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency-supplied statistics also show that one Liverpool man was still driving even though he had notched up 45 penalty points.

Among other motorists still on the UK's highways include a Welshman with 36 points and a Blackburn woman with 38, comprising 10 speed-related offences.

Sarah Sillars, chief executive of the IAM, says it already knew there were motorists legally driving with lots of points on their licence.

She says the new data now reveals that some unlawful drivers have never had a driving licence of any description.

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