More than 65,000 learners have points on their licence even before passing their test.
A staggering 10,639 learner drivers have 7-9 points on their provisional licence, while 1,803 have 10 or more.
This means a total of 12,442 learners could have their licence cancelled immediately after passing the test, as provisional points are carried over to the full licence. If you get more than six penalty points within two years of passing, your licence will be revoked.
The data also revealed that men are more than 4x more likely to incur points on their provisional license than women, as 52,802 men already have points, compared to just 12,252 women.
Male learners as young as 16 already have penalty points. The data shows that 80 16-year-old learners have penalty points, which is shocking considering that most of us can’t drive until age 17.
Moneyshake uncovered that the most dangerous learner drivers are 20-year-old men, as 627 learners have seven penalty points or more, which is more than any other provisional licence holders by age and gender.