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New 45 points record for driver

Figures obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have revealed that a man from Liverpool accumulated 45 licence penalty points in the period from 1st October 2012 and 20th June 2013, beating the previous record of 42 points. The figures were released by the DVLA following a freedom of information request from IAM.

The second-highest points total, 36, went to a man from Warrington, Cheshire, who was caught driving without insurance six times in less than two weeks between 20th February and 2nd March 2012.

Other notable offenders mentioned by the IAM include:

  •  A woman from Lincoln with 34 points, who was caught speeding three times and failed to give information to identify the driver four times between 15th January 2012 and 26th September 2012.
  • A female from Hull with 31 points, who was caught speeding eight times in two months in 2011.
  •  A man from Westcliff-on-Sea, with 30 points who was caught speeding six times in just two weeks in 2012.

Failing to give the identity of the owner, speeding, and driving uninsured are the most common reasons for points, says the IAM.

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