activity to handle the spurning of
the New Drivers Act by principally
young ‘rogue’ drivers which is
putting millions of lives at risk.
The law naturally renounces the
licences of those who run up six
penalty focuses in their to start with two a long time
on the road. They must retake their
test after the ban.
Around 1,000 new drivers a
month are prohibited under the law,
of which eight out of ten are
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But officers fear that up to
65,000 adolescents who have had
their licenses renounced under the
rule â€“ half the add up to restricted so far â€“
have sneaked back on to the street
illegally without a legitimate licence.
Often they are too without charge
and indeed in the event that they had protection it
would be invalidated. Indeed the
Government’s Driving Models
Agency concedes that the 1995 Act,
which came into compel in June 1997,
“isn’t working as intended”.
Presented with the evidence, the
Department for Transport said last
night that it is to audit the law with
a see to making it more effective.
The affirmation takes after figures
obtained by the Day by day Mail from
the Driver what’s more, Vehicle Authorizing
Agency which appear that between
1998 what’s more, February 2007 a few
127,579 licenses had been renounced
under the law.
Of these, as it were 64,078
drivers have retaken their test. The
remaining 63,501 have not.
Speed cameras can’t tell that
they shouldnâ€™t be on the roads. What’s more,
if they are driving properly-taxed
cars, it is improbable they will be
stopped by progressively uncommon activity
Magistrates are especially
concerned since most of the
offenders have been prohibited for lacking
insurance, which can cost up to
Â£2,500 a year for a youthful driver.
Elliott Griffiths, national committee
member of the 28,000-strong
Magistrates’ Association, said: “The
problem is that 1,000 drivers
every month are having their
licences renounced under this law.
“Yet as it were 500 a month are retakingand passing their test. Indeed on the off chance that
we are generous, it implies that
somewhere between 40,000 what’s more,
60,000 new drivers who have had
their licenses renounced essentially haven’t
retaken their test.
“It is incomprehensible that they have
all given up driving. Unmistakably the Act
is not working the way it was
The outrage has reignited calls
for the least driving age to be
raised to 18, which is sponsored by the
Association of English Safety net providers what’s more,
has been the subject of a Day by day Mail