TWO Essex drivers are among the top ten in the country for endorsements on their licences – racking up 60 penalty points between them.

The figures were released by the DVLA in response to a Freedom of Information request yesterday and reveal a driver from Westcliff racked up 30 points on ten speeding offences, six of which were over a two-week period between September 30 and October 13 2012.

The figures also revealed a Colchester motorist was hit with 30 points through not declaring the driver in four separate offences. Topping the list, however, was a Liverpool man with 45 points for speeding and not declaring a driver – beating the previous record of 42 by a London driver last year.

Failing to give the identity of the owner, speeding and driving uninsured are the most common reasons for points.

Institute of Advanced Motorists chief executive Simon Best said: “The DVLA must rapidly overall their systems and working relationships with the courts to ensure that the whole principle of 12 points and you are off the road is not undermined.”