Surprising Number Of Drivers With Points On Their Licences

Friday, 4. March 2011

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DVLA figures show that one in ten motorists have points on their licence. The figures have been broken down by age sex and number of points. It also shows that the Government has collected £280 million from the 3.9 million drivers with points on their licence over the last 4 years (the minimum amount of time before points are cleared. That’s out of a total 37 million licence holders. The majority of drivers with points have just 3 points (3.2m). Just under 600,000 have 6 points and 92,000 have 9 points. 22,000 drivers have either 10 or 11 points on their licence. The figures from the DVLA do not show the number of drivers who have 12 points and are banned under the totting up process. The RAC believe the situation is worse with about a third having received points that had expired. The split between men and women with points on their licence is roughly 2/3rd men to 1/3rd women. As the number of points increase more men have them than women. On six points the ratio is 3 men to 1 of women whilst nine points the ratio is 4:1 men to women.

The big surprise is the average age of those with points. It is the same for men as it is for women and unexpectedly not teenagers but 43 years old. The Government is about to allow the insurance companies access to the DVLA database, as reported by me a couple of weeks ago. How do you feel about that? By Graham Hill

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