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More than 80,000 drivers escaped disqualification from driving over the last ten years despite reaching 12 points on their licence, research has shown. 

There are an average of 8,358 drivers a year who avoided a ban due to “mitigating circumstances”, as 35,569 are banned for reaching 12 points, according to figures from Cycling UK.

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