The parts of the Black Country with the worst drivers
Written by The Newsroom on June 15, 2019
The parts of the Black Country where drivers have the most points on their licence have been revealed.
Exclusive analysis by Black Country Live shows that a total of 2.7 million drivers in Britain have collected at least some points on their licence for speeding or other motoring offences.
The highest offending postcode was WS12 which covers Cannock , where 1,979 of its 24,699 drivers had points on their license.
That breaks down to more than eight per cent or one in 12 drivers.
The national average is 6.6 per cent, or roughly one in 15 drivers.
Smethwick (B66) came second with 7.49 per cent of their drivers not having a clean license.
In contrast, the area that had the most motorists with clean licenses was WV12 covering Willenhall with only 1 in 19 drivers holding points.
Here are the 10 postcodes where drivers had the most points on their license:
- WS12 – Cannock
- B66 – Smethwick
- WS11 – Cannock
- WV10 – Wolverhampton
- B70 – West Bromwich
- WV1 – Wolverhampton
- WS1 – Walsall
- DY1 – Dudley
- B69 – Oldbury
- B71 – West Bromwich
Jack Cousens, head of roads policy for the AA said: “When it comes to driving, points certainly do not mean prizes.
“In fact it can become costly as a driver with any points on their licence could see their insurance premiums rise by hundreds of pounds for several years.
“By driving carefully and considerately, drivers will not only save lives but save some cash.”
RAC Insurance spokesperson Simon Williams said: “Drivers have to report penalty points to their insurer, which will naturally lead to them suffering many years of higher premiums.
“But the biggest fear for every driver receiving penalty points must be that they are one step closer to losing their licence – and the devastating personal and professional impacts that could have.”
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