Who are the Worst Drivers in Britain?

Who are Data from the DVLA Teenagers? the UK's worst drivers? Women? Men? Elderly? Did you know? Drivers face a temporary ban if they accumulate 12 points on their licence over a three-year period. 59% of the UK's population holds a full driving licence. Taking away the roughly 15m children in the country, that means 77% of the adult population of the UK is eligible to drive a car. In exceptional cases, magistrates can use their discretion to avoid bans. Between 2011 and 2013, 7,164 drivers were still driving with 12 points or more There are 38,090,785 full license holders in the United Kingdom A man in his fourties from Merseyside is still driving with 45 points on his license. 250,000 people are banned from driving in the UK each year. Speeding is the UK's most common offence, A 44 year old woman from Lincoln is close Getting caught driving more than 50% over the speed limit can result in an instant ban. behind with 34! There are 9 drivers in the UK with 30 There are around 6,000 fixed speed cameras on roads points or more who still have licenses the United The battle of the sexes: Are men or women safer drivers? Women 53 points per 1000* Men 103 points per 1000* *Number of penalty points awarded per 1000 full license holders in the United Kingdom. The statistics show that women are better drivers. Women are awarded almost half as many penalty points as men. Is age a factor in dangerous driving? 60,000 Total number of points by age* 54,000 Young men appear to be more reckless than young women. This is a trend that continues well into midlife. 48,000 42,000 Men appear to be at their worst between the ages of 42 and 52. During these 10 years, male drivers consistently accumulate the most penalty points on their licences. 36,000 30,000 24,000 Women on average, are at their worst when they turn 42, however their outlaw days seem to tail off a littler earlier (around 46). 18,000 12,000 *This data is not population adjusted 6,000 I Men I Women 16 22 28 34 40 46 52 58 64 70 76 82 88 94 100 Age (years) How many people have points on their licence? How many points is it most common to have?* 1,000,000 A significant number of both men and women have 1-3 points on their licences. Just over 1 million men have been penalised, with women slightly below. 100,000 10,000 Women appear to learn their lesson more quickly than men, as their accumulation of points drops off at a slightly faster rate. 1,000 It also appears that the threat of a ban is enough to make most people consider how they drive, as the steepest drop-offs occur at 9 points for both men and women. 100 10 Men Women 1 1-3 points 4-6 points 7-9 points 10-11 points 12 points and above Number of points Which UK county has the worst drivers? Total penalty points per 1000 people given out in each county* Legend Total penalty pts. per 1000 people Angus, in Scotland appears to have the population with the highest number of points per 1000 licences. Followed closely by North I 20 - 30 30 - 40 Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. 40 - 50 I 50 60 60 - 70 It's unclear whether Scotland's higher population with points is due to tougher laws or more reckless drivers. 70 - 80 80 90 90 100 If you want to live with safe drivers, it might be best to move to an island. The Isle of Wight, Isle of Scilly, The Orkney Islands and The 100 - 110 I 110 - 120 120 130 Western Isles all have 130 140 the lowest rankings of points per population. 140 - 150 150 – 160 *This data has been population adjusted 160 – 170 No data The Western Isles 31 points per 1000 people Angus 167 points per 1000 people North Lanarkshire 151 points per 1000 people West Dunbartonshire 146 points per 1000 people Wrexham 26 points per 1000 people Isles of Scilly 24 points per 1000 people The Isle of Wight 34 points per 1000 people Where do people drive with over 12 points? Distribution of drivers Legend with over 12 points* Drivers with 12+ penalty pts. per 1000 The highest concentration of people still driving with over 12 points is in South Wales. Both Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf have more people continuing to drive when they should be banned, than anywhere else in the country. 0.00 – 0.05 0.05 0.10 0.10 - 0.15 0.15 0.20 0.20 - 0.25 0.25 - 0.30 0.30 - 0.35 As above, island life is the safest for avoiding penalty points. 0.35 - 0.40 0.40 0.45 0.45 - 0.50 The West Country also has a very low concentration of people continuing to drive with 12 or more points. Devon, Cornwall and Dorset also score relatively low 0.50 – 0.55 0.55 - 0.60 I No data *This data has been population adjusted Aberdeenshire 0.05 per 1000 people SCOTLAND Isle of Man O drivers with Argyll and Bute 0.03 per 1000 people 12+ points NORTHERN IRELAND ENGLAND REPUBLI C OF IRELAND WALES Merthyr Tydfil 0.57 per 1000 people Rhondda Cynon Taff 0.35 per 1000 people Devon 0.1 per 1000 people PPCGB. PERFORMANCE PARTS Total number of penalty points Number of people

Who are the Worst Drivers in Britain?

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Using data from the DVLA, we've worked who the worst drivers are at different ages, locations and we even answer the age old question: Do women drive better than men?






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