Young drivers in Halifax among places with most penalty points issued last year

Young drivers in Yorkshire are racking up more driving license points than anywhere else in the UK – with 1,550 new drivers holding 100,000 penalty points on their record.

While young drivers in London hold the record for the fewest driving points than any other city in the UK, West Central London is named as the place with the safest young drivers.

New research has revealed where young drivers across the country could be just a few points away from losing their license.

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Young drivers in Halifax among places with most penalty points issued last year

Following a Freedom of Information request to the DVLA, Insurers New Research for Young Drivers, Marmalade found that young drivers aged 17 to 25 in Wakefield, Bradford and Halifax had more penalty points for driving offenses than the rest of the country.

Halifax was third on the list of places with the most driver’s license points with 507 people with points per 100,000 people.

The city trails Bradford at 514 with Wakefield topping the list at 529 with points per 100,000.

The research also found that the most common driving offense for 17-25 year olds in the UK is exceeding the legal speed limit on a public road, followed by operating an uninsured vehicle against the risk of third parties and driving or attempting to drive with a blood alcohol level above the limit. .

While the most common time for traffic violations among young drivers is the summer, July and August are the months when drivers receive the highest number of points.

Commenting on the study, Crispin Moger, CEO of Marmalade, said: “The study highlights a real opportunity to give young motorists the tools to improve their driving and give them better access to affordable coverage that allows them always take the wheel. .

“While young people receive a lot of support to pass their driving test, they also need help developing their driving skills after the test. Through technologies such as telematics, we can help make young people drivers more aware of their speed and to develop safe driving habits, while making the roads more affordable for young people and helping to change the driving habits of the nation.

The research also found that drivers in London had the lowest number of points on their licence, followed closely by young drivers in Lerwick, Scotland.

With more than two million people taking the Tube every day in London, data showed there were no driving license points held by the 2,008 young drivers in central west London.

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