A Freedom of Information request has revealed that there are three drivers with more than 40 points on their driving licence who are still allowed to drive, according to information released by the DVLA.
The DVLA said: “In a small percentage of cases where the driver has accumulated 12 or more penalty points, the agency understands that a court can exercise its discretion and not disqualify the driver.
“In the majority of these cases, magistrates may have decided to allow drivers to retain their entitlement to drive where it is considered that disqualification would cause exceptional hardship.”
DVLA data shows that of the 45 million driving licence holders in Britain, three million have points on their licence. Some 100,000 have been disqualified over the past four years for reaching 12 points and 4% got all their points in one go.
If you have employees who drive on business at any time, it is important to remember that your company has a duty of care to ensure that they are legally licenced to drive.
Days Fleet provides a comprehensive electronic driver licence checking system to clients across the UK which links with the live DVLA system.
We’ll manage the ongoing process of checking that anyone driving vehicles in connection with your business has the necessary authorisation to meet your duty of care responsibilities – protecting both the driver and your business.
For more information on our Driver Licence Checking service please contact your Account Manager. Alternatively, call us on 0845 2172 608 or email [email protected]