Drivers in Reading clocking up points
By: Click4Reg Team
Last updated: 24 March 2014
Its been revealed that drivers from Reading are starting to amass a lot of driving penalties, with people urged to take more care or face possible driving bans. In a recent statistical search of records by the DVLA, it was shown that 15 per cent of people from the area have at least one point on their licence. In fact, 13 individuals are only one point away from a ban, whilst one driver managed to clock up a staggering 21 penalty points. For all those in Reading, regardless of whether they have a private reg or not, its essential to take care on the roads.
In the latest report, it was shown that 11,553 motorists who live in eight various postcode regions across Reading have at least three points on their licence. Meanwhile, 245 individuals are teetering on the edge, with only one speeding ticket and three points between them and a 12 month driving disqualification. Of the 164,672 drivers across the Reading area, four have managed to collect 15 points, whilst another 16 have amassed 12; the automatic trigger for receiving a driving ban.
There have been calls to introduce 20mph speed limits across areas in the borough, with these being championed by Green Party leader Rob White. Talking on the issue, Mr White said, People regularly raise speeding as a safety issue and thats why weve been campaigning for 20mph limits, not just in residential roads but also on other roads that see speeding and the associated problem with accidents. A lower speed limit will help keep our streets safe and create a more pleasant atmosphere for walkers and cyclists.
He added that changing speed limits was only one half of the problem, and that Readings police force also needs to become more efficient at enforcing road safety and protecting the motorists who always abide by the roads laws.
For all drivers, its vital to stay within speed limits, not only to avoid gaining points and possibly losing their licence, but to ensure road safety is kept at all times. Individuals with private plates need to be particularly vigilant because such plates are very easy for other drivers to remember. This means that, in the case of an incident occurring, theres more likelihood of getting caught. And though DVLA spokesman, David Whitbread, said its at the courts discretion whether to ban drivers or not, people must abide by the rules for the safety of all.