New DVLA rule will lead to more licences of bad drivers being revoked
So says Doug Jenkins, head of road safety at business insurance specialist QBE.
Following a review with the Home Office, the new DVLA ruling says that convicted drivers now only have 28 days to surrender their licence for the points to be added, after which their licence can be revoked. This compares to the previous 12 months.
Commenting on the new ruling, QBE's Doug Jenkins said: 'We welcome the change as a positive step to improving the safety of our roads. Receiving points on your licence is a serious issue; by reducing the time needed to register your points it means drivers will face the consequences of not sending in their driving licence for endorsement far sooner. This will mean that potentially more licences of bad drivers will be revoked. They will also have to deal with the issue of declaring the penalty points they have almost immediately.
'Road safety is a serious issue and should be at the forefront of the driver's mind on every journey.'