Dozens of drivers are still on the roads in Swindon enough points on their licences to trigger a ban.

If a driver clocks up 12 points on their licence they face a disqualification of at least six months, unless the court accepts that exceptional hardship, such as job loss, would be caused.

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency data shows this applied to 33 drivers with a Swindon postcode in March.

And two drivers in the town managed to rack up a total of18 points.

The data is recorded by postcode district, so some drivers could live just across the border in neighbouring local authority areas.

Safety charity Rospa said it was concerned that there are so many drivers with speeding convictions in the country.

Nick Lloyd, the organisation’s head of road safety, added: “More concerning is that a proportion of these drivers, despite having accumulated 12 points or more on their licence, are still on our roads.”