West Yorkshire has been named as one of the worst-offending areas for drivers with points on their licences, a study claims.

Drivers from Halifax have the highest amount of points on their licences in the UK - followed by Bradford and Wakefield.

Huddersfield and Leeds round off the top five - placing the region’s driving standards among the lowest in the country.

The study analysed data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), including the number of issued driving licences and applied penalty points in each postcode area of the UK. 

Car leasing comparison site Moneyshake took the number of penalty points and divided it by the number of driving licences in each area.

The study’s final scores are based on the average number of drivers per area that have at least three points on their licence. 

It claims one in every 33 drivers have three points on their licence in Halifax, home to 125,106 licence holders and 11,402 licence points.

In Bradford, one in 35 drivers have been handed three points - equating to a total of 36,828 points of the district’s 435,332 drivers. 

That figure drops to one in 37 drivers in Wakefield, which breaks down to 33,070 points across 407,037 licence holders. 

Leeds drivers garnered 48,310 points across 599,596 licences while Huddersfield’s 204,880 motorists have been handed 16,631 points.

Moneyshake CEO Eben Lovatt said: “To avoid landing points on your licence you need to be cautious when you're on the road and adhere to driving laws. 

“If drivers get 12 or more penalty points within three years, they can be banned from driving and for new drivers, if they get six or more points within two years of passing their test, their licence can be cancelled or revoked. 

“Any points from a provisional licence will also be carried over once the driver passes their test.

“The more serious the offence, the more points drivers will gain on their licence, and they can stay on your driving record for 4-11 years. 

“Points for most offences last for four years, so it’s sometimes possible to have more than 12 points on your licence but still be allowed to drive if the offences are spread out.”

West Yorkshire Police was approached for comment but did not respond by the time of publication. 

The areas with the least points on their licences include Shetland, London Western Central, London Eastern Central, Hebrides, Kirkwall, Canterbury, London Southwest, London East, London West and Galashiels.