20 UK towns with the worst drivers

Statistics showing BRITAIN’s worst drivers have been revealed – and one area of ​​the country has far more dangerous motorists than anywhere else.

People in West Yorkshire are significantly more likely to get a score than people living in any other part of the UK.

Britain's worst drivers live in West Yorkshire, according to DVLA data


Britain’s worst drivers live in West Yorkshire, according to DVLA . dataCredit: Alamy
Those in Halifax, Braford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield make up the top 5


Those in Halifax, Braford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield make up the top 5

DVLA data on the number of penalties accumulated in different postcodes over a period of just one year seems to suggest that Yorkshire people are less safe behind the wheel.

A whopping 4.50% of all fully licensed drivers in Halifax have points – making them the fastest in the country.

About 100,243 people in the region passed their driving test – and 4,519 of them had points deducted over a 12-month period.

In second place is Bradford, a few miles away, where 13,477 of the 330,813 drivers – 4.07% – have a license score.

Wakefield, Huddersfield and Leeds make up the rest of the top 5, with 3.95, 3.93 and 3.57% of all drivers scored.

Amazingly, the figures, including 2020, show that drivers in Halifax are driving better.

In 2019, a staggering 9.62% had at least one point.

Rounding out the top 10 are Kilmarnock in Scotland, with 3.55%, Liverpool in Merseyside, with 3.48%, Sunderland in Durham, with 3.09%, Northampton in Northamptonshire, with 3.04%, and Doncaster in South Yorks , with 3.02 percent.


In the south, Slough holds the top spot in terms of points, with 2.98% of all fully licensed drivers being fined.

By far the safest place to drive in the country – or perhaps the location with the fewest cameras – is Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.

There are 15,439 drivers in the ZE postcode and 154 of them – 0.99% – accumulated points over a one-year period.

It is perhaps surprising that relatively few drivers in London have points, with those north of the capital most likely to have been fined.

The same is true for busy Edinburgh, where only 1.45% of drivers have points.

That could be due to the most heavily congested cities in the UK.

Intrepid motorists to the Scottish capital can expect just 90 days of lower congestion per year.

According to TomTom, this is the 43rd worst traffic in the world.


The situation is slightly better in London, where the average journey takes 37% longer due to traffic jams.

This means that for a 30-minute journey, it could take a driver 11 minutes more in traffic jams, extending the trip time to 41 minutes.

Only 67 days of the year have ‘low traffic’.

However, not all penalty points are awarded for speeding. They can be delivered to any driver breaking the law, with different crimes will be subject to different punishments.

Those with more than 12 points can be disqualified for up to three years, though anyone who passed their test less than two years ago can be banned after only six hours.

Points are on the driver’s license for four or 11 years, depending on the offense.

The most common reasons for points being awarded are speeding, careless and attentive driving, cell phone use, driving while disqualified, and drinking or drug driving offenses car.

However, those who leave the scene of an accident may be subject to a penalty of 5 to 10 points, while three points are awarded if driving with faulty brakes, tires or steering.

Driving an uninsured car can get you eight points, and Parking in a dangerous place can lead to three.

Permits are no longer a piece of paper, meaning anyone who needs to find out how many points they have should log into the UK Government website with their license details and National Insurance number their.

And for those trying to find a way out of the point, be warned – once issued, there is no way to remove them from the license other than waiting for them to automatically expire.

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Fry Electronics Team

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