Doncaster driver with 30 penalty points keeps licence

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A Doncaster motorist is still driving on the town’s roads despite accruing 30 penalty points.

The unnamed man was collared eight times by police, and his points total is the fifth highest of all drivers in the UK who have been allowed to keep their licence.

He was punished for six speeding offences and two of failing to give details of the drivers’ identity. All eight offences were committed between May 15 and July 13 2012.

He was from the DN12 area, which covers Conisbrough, Denaby and Edlington.

The figures were released by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) through using the Freedom of Information Act.

The charity said some drivers are able to keep their licence by claiming hardship and it has called on the courts and police to work together to make sure serious motoring offenders are banned.

Chief Executive Simon Best said: “Last September, the IAM highlighted a driver with 42 points on their license and we were told that more would be done to address the issue.

“The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) must rapidly overall 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.

Any suggestion that some drivers may be able to speed with impunity and then talk themselves out of a ban puts our whole approach to enforcement into question.

“The police and the motoring public need to have confidence that those caught speeding or breaking other motoring laws will be dealt with equally.”