Clitheroe motorist had 29 points on licence

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A serial speeder from Clitheroe has made the top 10 for drivers with the most active endorsements on their licence.

The man was caught eight times in just two months, according to a new report by the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

With an additional offence for using a mobile phone at the wheel, the man clocked a staggering 29 points before he was suspended from driving.

The example was one of a number used today by the IAM to illustrate how slow the totting up process can be before bans are imposed.

“It’s really disappointing to see this issue has not yet been resolved,” said IAM chief executive Simon Best. “Drivers must expect 12 points means a ban or the whole system falls into disrepute.”

The country’s worst offender was a woman with 42 points for failing to disclose the identity of the driver of her car on seven separate occasions in as many months last year. Close behind was a man from Warrington who was caught driving without insurance six times in less than two weeks earlier this year, accumulating 36 points. And a Southend man bagged 30 points for 10 speeding offences in 18 months.

“DVLA and courts are upgrading their computer systems to ensure offence information is shared more efficiently,” said Simon Best.

“When drivers with 10 speeding offences are getting away with holding a licence, these improvements cannot come quickly enough.”