Drivers are normally banned when they hit 12 points, but a legal loophole in England means they could be let off the hook (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Preston, Chorley and South Ribble 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.

By Helen Johnson
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 12:02 pm

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 106 dangerous drivers with 12 or more points on Preston, Chorley and South Ribble’s roads.

The worst offender has clocked up a whopping 21 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 Preston, Chorley and South Ribble that are home to the most dangerous drivers. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

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