And some of those banned last year were just 12 years-old!

 

According to official figures obtained from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), more than 1,000 children in the UK were banned from driving in 2017.

Even though they’re not yet old enough to hold a full UK driving licence, 1,024 children under the age of 16 received a ban last year and out of these, an alarming 33 of them were children aged just 12 years-old!

The figure for 2017 showed a huge increase compared to the number of children banned from driving in 2014 which stood at 696. The figures were released to the BBC following a Freedom of Information request.

Commenting on the figures, RAC spokesman Simon Williams said the offence “presents such a danger to every other road user, because they’re not only driving without a licence, they don’t have insurance.”

And some of those banned last year were just 12 years-old!

In 2017, more than 1,000 children were banned from driving..

 

Mr Williams believes the figures could be even higher as offenders first have to be caught breaking the law and there’s no doubt that many will be getting away with it.

Traffic police numbers in the UK have been cut by 27% in the last decade, so the chances of getting caught are much lower these days.

In the UK, courts have the powers to hand out driving bans to children under the legal driving age limit. As soon as the offenders pass their driving test, the ban they received comes into effect.

“We will bring forward proposals for changes in the law as soon as parliamentary time allows,” said a spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice adding: “These proposals will take account of, and incorporate, all of government’s proposals for safer roads, including the Department of Transport’s review of cycle safety.”

 

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