Clocking up 12 penalty points on your licence in three years should constitute an automatic driving ban, but new research has revealed this is not the case for thousands of motorists.

Data retrieved from the DVLA has shown that 8,600 drivers have racked up a dozen points but remain behind the wheel today.

Incredibly, the worst offenders have tallied more than four times the disqualification limit, with two motorists in Liverpool and Basildon racking up 51 points in total.

Reported by the Mail Online. You can read the full story here. 

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