Making a point
Learner drivers risk losing their provisional licence due to points gained
The data from the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) reveals that 77, 406 have points. The information also showed that 81% of those drivers are male, with just 19% being female.
Further delving uncovered 449 drivers over the age of 70 with penalty points on their provisional licence.
However, learner drivers aged between 20 and 29 years old were the most likely to suffered from being issued points.
In total, 25,488 provisional licence holders in this category have broken the rules of the road and been issued with points.
Pushing the point
Learner drivers aged 30-39 saw 17,712 provisional licenses hit with points. These were followed by ages 40-49 (8,976) and 50-59 (4,663).
When looking at the ages of learner drivers who have been caught breaking the law – over 170,000 points were issued to just 29,690 people with Provisionals.
Altogether, 419,449 points were issued to 77,402 provisional licence holders.
The study by Select Car Leasing found that the UK’s most dangerous learner driver is a 43-year-old man who has amassed a staggering 63 points.
Further revelations from the data found that London and the South East topped the geographic listings of provisional law breakers.
However, Northampton and Perth also featured in the top 10.