Speeding UK Driver Collects ‘Record-Breaking’ Haul Of Penalty Points

Wed 29th Aug 2018

A British driver who collected an unbelievable 144 penalty points in just six months has been banned from driving for three years.

Ashley Peart, 27, of Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex was caught speeding 24 seperate times and failed to tell the police who was driving four different cars registered in his name.

The points haul is thought to be a record in the UK and is 132 more than the 12 that would normally see a driver collect a ban. Peart’s Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Ford Focus and Ford Focus Sport broke the speed limit between July 2017 and January 2018.

Peart was charged at Southend Magistrates Court last week after being found guilty of failing to identify the driver of the vehicles which were caught speeding in Laindon, Rayleigh and Southend in Essex.

"Peart produced insufficient and misleading details on numerous occasions and by his own admission he had an overwhelming amount of offences to deal with in a short period of time, which he chose to try and ignore in the hope they would go away,” said PC Daniel Cordwell of Essex Police.

"These cases did not go away and he has been disqualified.

"Hopefully this will give Peart time to think about the consequences of his actions.

"Essex Police takes road safety very seriously.

"If you are caught speeding and fail to respond to us, we will find you and we will take you to court."

PC Cordwell said that the highest total he had seen previously was 60 points.