Britain’s Worst Driver Has 51 Points, Also Has Provisional Licence

Britain’s Worst Driver Has 51 Points, Also Has Provisional Licence

According to a Freedom of Information request by the Institute of Advanced Motorists, four of the UK’s five worst drivers are still allowed to drive…

The extraordinary data reveals there are three motorists in the UK with 40 points or more on their driving licence who have not received driving bans.

Usually, if a driver accumulates 12 points in a three-year period (or six points within two years of passing the driving test) they’re banned from driving, but it’s at the discretion of the courts.

Worst of all is a driver from Oxford, who has 51 points in total on their provisional licence – racked up through three offences of speeding in a 30mph zone and seven of failing to provide their details following a police stop check.


They aren’t alone. A driver in Liverpool remains mobile with 42 points, also from speeding in 30mph zones and failing to provide details, while one in Basildon has 42 points from failing to provide details – having previously had even more points from a 109mph speeding offence. Yet both are still in possession of their licences!


We’re shaking our heads in absolute disbelief. And we share the IAM’s view that the basic ’12 points and you’re out’ road safety message is being seriously devalued by the courts’ inconsistencies.

The IAM’s data reveals that 3 million of the UK’s 45 million qualified drivers have points on their licence, while more than 7,500 have 12 or more points.

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