Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Drivers with more than 12 points on their licence

I know that this has been a contentious issue that has been floating around some of the cycling blogs for a while, but I found 2 sets of numbers that were just over a week apart that quite interested me today.  I did a tiny bit of analysis on them, and then sent a FOI request to the DVLA.  The analysis that I did on the initial data from other people is below.

Points16/05/201124/05/2011Diffrence
1270146983-31
13804809+5
14881870-11
1510931075-18
16296297+1
17147144-3
18245233-12
193837-1
204946-3
213839+1
221310-3
231615-1
2424240
25330
26000
27330
28110
29000
30440
31000
32000
33110
34000
35000
3612+1
Total:1067110596-75

Is that one extra driver with 36 points the one that has gone from the 23 point place? or is it someone new, or have more than one person jumped about or what. I find this puzzling, but suspect that the simplest answer is the best; that it is simply a mistake on the part of the DVLA.

I would like to thank both Freewheeler (his blog post with the data from 16/05/2011 is here) and Amoeba (his comments on this blog post have the data from 24/05/2011) for asking this question ahead of me.

I'll post more on this once I've had a response from the DVLA.

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