Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Head of Data Sharing Policy & FOI Team – D16
Email us at:
20 November 2017
Dear Mr Smith
Freedom of Information Request
Thank you for your e-mail of 8 November requesting information under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
I wish to make a FOI request about the number of drivers who live in the
Shetland Post Code area who have more than 12 points on their licence
and are still legally allowed to drive.
1) How many licensed drivers with addresses in the Shetland Post Code
currently have more than 12 points on their driving licence and are still
legally able to drive? (Driver has not been disqualified).
Of these, please provide a breakdown of how many points each driver
~ 5 drivers have 12 points
~ 10 drivers have 18 points
~ 15 drivers have 24 points
2) Please provide a breakdown (using post codes below) for the number
of licensed drivers with addresses in the Shetland Post Code area who
have more than 12 points on their driving licence and are still legally
able to drive? (Driver has not been disqualified).
Post codes in Shetland Post Code sector are: ZE1, ZE2, ZE3.
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Whilst DVLA holds this information Section 21 of the FOIA exempts DVLA from
providing information which is reasonably accessible to you by other means.
Statistics on drivers by category entitlement are routinely published by DfT. You can
obtain this information which can be previewed or downloaded by accessing the
following link: http://data.gov.uk/dataset/driving-licence-data
The 5th tab (DRL0132) at the bottom of the spreadsheet provides the number of
driving licence holders by postcode area and the number of penalty points. This
information reflects the position as at 30 June 2017 which is the most recent date
The information which follows concerns the procedures for making any complaint
you might have about the reply. Please quote the reference number of this letter in
any future communications about it.
Head of Data Sharing Policy & Freedom of Information Team
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Your right to complain to DVLA and the Information Commissioner
If you are not happy with the reply to your request, you can ask DVLA to re-consider
the response you received by writing (within two calendar months of receiving this
response) to either firstname.lastname@example.org
or DVLA Freedom of Information Team,
DSPG/FOI, D16, DVLA, Swansea SA6 7JL.
DVLA will acknowledge and consider your request, re-visiting the response provided.
This is known as an Internal Review and will be considered by a staff member not
involved with the original reply.
If you disagree with the outcome of the Internal Review, you have the option to
complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further information can be found
Alternatively you may wish to write to:
Customer Contact, Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow SK9 5AF.
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