This West Yorkshire Town Is Home To Britain’s Worst Drivers

Tue 3rd Sep 2019

If you think your home town is filled with bad drivers, and wonder how some of your neighbours actually got a licence, spare a thought for the residents of one town in Yorkshire which has the highest percentage of drivers with points on their licence.

A new analysis of Department for Transport figures reveals that Halifax, West Yorkshire is the postcode with the highest percentage of motorists with penalty points. There are 11,820 licenced drivers in Halifax, and almost one in ten of them (9.62%) has at least one penalty point on their licence.

Yorkshire seems to be the place to be for picking up points on your licence, of the top ten postcodes in Britain, seven are in that county, with Bradford and Huddersfield number two and three on the list respectively.

At the other end of the scale, the historic town of Canterbury has the fewest drivers with penalty points, just 3.72 per cent.

The data also looks at which areas of the UK have the highest number of 12 point offenders, and it might not be such a surprise to find that London tops this list.

Rob Walker, managing director of Vantage Leasing, who collated the data said: "Interestingly, the top three areas of with the highest number of points holders are very close to one another.

"What is also worrying is that there are more than 11,000 drivers with 12 or more points on their licence, with some of them still potentially on the road."