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A motorist from Batley with 19 points on their licence is still on the road.

The careless driver is from the WF17 area, data released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) shows.

Normally, drivers are banned if they accumulate 12 or more points on their licence in a three-year period.

But new figures, released to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) by under a Freedom of Information request, reveal thousands of drivers throughout the country have been allowed to keep their licenses despite breaking the limit.

In exceptional cases, magistrates can use their discretion to avoid bans.

IAM chief exective Simon Best said: “DVLA must rapidly overhaul their systems and working relationships with the courts to ensure that the whole principle of 12 points and you are off the road is not undermined.”

 

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