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Licence checks essential as police target driving law loopholes

1 September 2006

Companies are being urged to introduce routine driving licence checking without further delay as reckless drivers who use legal loopholes to escape conviction are targeted in a new police crackdown.

The Association of Chief Police Officers is training police and lawyers to make stronger court cases amid frustration that some drivers are being acquitted after recruiting lawyers well-versed in the small print of motoring law to defend them on charges relating to speeding, careless driving and drink-driving.

Jason Francis, managing director of software and risk management experts Jaama, says that drivers who flout the law may also be dishonest when asked to disclose how many points they have on their licence by their employer.