The Northants postcodes with the most dangerous drivers

Almost 8,600 motorists with 12 or more penalty points are still allowed on UK roads, DVLA figures show

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 4th December 2020, 9:35 am
The Northants postcodes with the most dangerous drivers (Photo: Shutterstock)

Drivers are normally banned when they hit 12 points, but a legal loophole in England means they could be let off the hook if they convince a magistrate or judge that they would face “exceptional hardship” otherwise.

The DVLA publishes its figures by postcode district – the digits that come before the space in a full postcode.

Analysis by the JPIMedia Data Unit has revealed there are 237 dangerous drivers with 12 or more points on Northamptonshire’s roads.

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Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 12

The worst offender has clocked up a whopping 27 points to their name.

Some postcodes in England cross over council boundaries however, so we could be counting drivers who live over the border in a neighbouring area.

Here is a ranking of the postcode districts in Northamptonshire that are home to the most dangerous drivers:

Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 11
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 10
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 9
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 11
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 8
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 7
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 6
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 6
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 6
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 5
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 5
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 4
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 4
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 3
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 3
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 3
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on the licence: 3
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 3
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 3
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 3
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 3
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 2
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 2
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 2
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 2
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 1
Number of drivers with 12 or more points on their licence: 1