Research released by the Licence Bureau this week has estimated that there are approximately 24,000 illegal motorists on Britain’s roads. The figure is based on the regular checks executed on a weekly basis. Using statistics from 2011, the Licence Bureau estimated that an average 1 in every 300 checked licenses were invalid making the drivers illegal.‘As an employer where the majority of your workforce are drivers and your productivity is reliant on a fleet of vehicles, the results of this research are indicative of some of the issues facing our safety,’ says Roy Ganley, director of Bolton based First Step Leasing providing lease vans to a number of companies across the UK. ‘You can ensure that you own driving practices are safe, but there’s always that added element of risk involved from other motorists, particularly if there’s a chance that they’re driving illegally.’

Full article in Digital Journal, 24th May 2012

 

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