Leeds man with no driving licence has 28 penalty points

Speed cameras on either side of York Road, Killingbeck, Leeds, near Asda.
Speed cameras on either side of York Road, Killingbeck, Leeds, near Asda.
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A Leeds man has racked up a staggering 28 road offence penalty points without even holding a driving licence.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that the motorist has the third highest number of points for a driver with no licence in the UK.

Statistics it obtained from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) show he was issued the points for five offences including driving uninsured and driving without a licence.

Elsewhere a man without a licence in Lewisham has 40 points for 12 offences and a Stockport offender holds 33 points without being qualified.

The IAM claims it has been three years since the DVLA first raised the issue that drivers are on our roads with multiple points, before it emerged many of the highest points holders have never held licences.

IAM chief executive Sarah Sillars said: “We all have to share the road with these unqualified, uninsured and dangerous drivers.

“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.”

The statistics also showed that one male driver from Liverpool was still behind the wheel despite having 45 points on his licence, including three cases of speeding and five of failing to declare information as to the identity of the driver.

Gary Rae, spokesman for Brake, the road safety charity, said: “It is unacceptable that there are drivers still on the road after amassing so many points.

“They are clearly a danger to other road users and themselves. We’re calling on the courts, the police and DVLA to work together to identify these offenders and take them off our roads.”