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Three drivers with more than 40 points on their driving licences are still allowed on the road, according to a Freedom of Information request to the DVLA by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The enquiry also found that 13 people in Britain currently have 28 or more points on their driving licence, the worst of those amassing 51 points.
In addition, the numbers of drivers with 12 or more points has gone up by 9% in just seven months between March and October 2015 – from 6,884 to 7,517 (reference 1).
TISPOL would like to take this opportunity to wish all road users a very Happy New Year and a safe 2016. Thank you for your effort to keep safe and save lives in 2015 and please do include road safety in your list of New Year resolutions. Reduce the risks you face and the risks you pose to others... take personal responsibility for your own safety and the safety of other road users.
Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to introduce compulsory eyesight testing for all drivers at regular intervals. GEM says better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers would cut collisions and make Britain’s roads safer. A detailed test of a driver’s visual acuity and field of view should be required every 10 years, according to GEM.
GEM chief executive David Williams MBE comments: “We are worried that a large number of drivers have not had their eyes tested for many years – and some have never had a test.
Learner drivers could be allowed to drive on the motorway for the first time under new government plans to be announced on 22 December. The scheme announced by the Department of Transport will see a £2m fund set up to improve driver education - which will include giving learner drivers the chance to practise on a motorway with an approved driving instructor before their test. The proposal also includes a £750,000 grant to police forces across the UK to tackle drug-driving and £50m grant to support Bikeability training in schools over the next four years. In 2014, there