Thursday 8 December 2016

Penalty point dodgers running out of road

Published 04/08/2015 | 02:30

To date, penalty points have been in the news for all the wrong reasons
To date, penalty points have been in the news for all the wrong reasons

They say that two wrongs don't make a right and that two lefts make a U-turn. But a U-turn was precisely what was required in this country when it comes to penalty points.

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To date, penalty points have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Today, we reveal the alarming ruses employed to flout them.

The news that a register of drivers' licences is to be compiled, to make sure that the points actually do hit their intended target, is to be welcomed. If anything, it begs the question of why has it taken this long to introduce such a plan, given the rate of carnage on our roads.

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