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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Motorist at wheel with 45 points

    By David Brown on January 8, 2014

    A motorist has accumulated the same number of points as Premier League leaders Arsenal, but is still legally driving.

    His offending record suggests he is far from the best driver to help keep down the number of road traffic accidents on the UK’s highways, yet he is allowed behind a wheel.

    Motorists who get 12 points on their driving licence within three years can be automatically disqualified.

    But the Liverpool-based motorist has a record-high 45 penalty points in a nine-month spell, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

    He got the points for eight violations of either failing to reveal the identity of the driver or for speeding between October 1 2012 and June 20 last year.

    The IAM obtained the statistics from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) after a Freedom of Information Act inquiry.

    Road traffic accidents waiting to happen?

    The information obtained by the IAM found other motorists whose behaviour on the roads goes some way to explaining the number of car crashes which occur in the UK.

    • a Warrington man is second with 36 points. He was caught motoring without insurance six times in under a fortnight between February and March 2012
    • a Lincoln woman, who has accrued 34 points, was caught speeding three times and failed to give data to identify the motorist four times between January 2012 and September 2012
    • a Hull woman, who now has 31 points, was caught speeding eight times in two months between September and November 2011
    • a man from Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, with 30 points, was caught speeding six times in a fortnight, between September 30 and October 13 2012.

    Failing to supply the identity of the owner, speeding, and driving without insurance are the most persistent reasons for points.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline today

    Accident Advice Helpline can help when road traffic accidents are caused by someone else.

    The national law company’s specialist no win no fee solicitors have particular expertise in handling such claims. The service offers offer free 24-hour helpline advice on 0800 689 0500. So if you’ve suffered a traffic accident, check out Accident Advice Helpline’s website, which also offers an informative blog.

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