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Pevensey driver with 24 points on licence still driving
A driver with 24 points on his licence after being caught speeding six times in two weeks is still on the road.
The motorist from Pevensey totted up the points between September 30 and October 13 last year.
But according the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) he is still has his licence due to new computer systems.
Drivers can be banned if they accumulate 12 points on their licence over a three-year period.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said: "DVLA and the courts service are upgrading their computer systems to ensure that offence information is shared more efficiently, but this is not due to be in place until October.
"When drivers with 10 speeding offences are getting away with holding a licence, these improvements cannot come quickly enough."
A spokesman for HM Courts & Tribunals Service said: "The vast majority of drivers who get 12 or more penalty points are fined and disqualified from driving.
"Magistrates can use their discretion to not enforce a driving ban if doing so would cause exceptional hardship, such as losing a job or the ability to care for a dependant.
"Only a very small number of cases are affected by the data-sharing issue and we are working closely with DVLA to improve this."
A DVLA spokesman said: "The DVLA's role is to record the information provided by the courts. The courts are able to use their discretion to decide whether or not to disqualify a driver."
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