DN postcode area is one of the worst for drivers with points on their licence

Figures released this week show that almost one in ten drivers in the Doncaster (DN) postcode area have penalty points on their driving licence.

The DN postcode area covers a wide area from Doncaster itself, in the west to Cleethorpes in the east, including many villages plus towns such as Barton and Brigg.

The area is 5th on the list just released by the Department for Transport (DfT).  This shows that 44,786 motorists have penalties against them – 8.54% of the 524,470 licensed drivers in the area.

Halifax, Bradford and Huddersfield are 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively, with Bristol in 4th, coming before Doncaster.  The neighbouring LN postcode area looks to be quite low in the list from the DVLA heat map of results below.

Nationally, the DfT data shows there are 2,711,493 motorists in Great Britain with penalty points, accounting for 6.65% of the total driving population.  What is more worrying is that there are more than 11,000 drivers nationally with 12 or more points on their licence!  (11,021 as at March 2019.)  Sadly, Doncaster figures in the top ten of this list too – in 9th place with 207 drivers with 12 or more points on their licence.

Canterbury is home to the UK’s safest drivers, with just 3.72% of the town’s licence holders having penalty points on their record.

The worst individual driver is a 41-year-old male in East Sussex, who had 60 points on his record.  The worst female driver is a 25-year old woman living in Nottinghamshire with 48 points on her licence.

Image: from DVLA


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Mary Vickers moved to North East Lincolnshire in 2010, from the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, to become Urban and Industrial Chaplain NELincs. Made redundant in 2017, she's maintained many of her connections within the business, faith, and other local communities. She's also decided to stay here rather than return to either the south or her husband's native Yorkshire, so that she can continue to enjoy and help promote the positives of NELincs.

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