More than 200 motorists in Staffordshire and Derbyshire are currently driving around with 12 or more points on their licences.
Normally anyone with 12 points would be banned under the totting up laws, but sometimes drivers are allowed to stay on the roads due to special circumstances such as if they lost their licence they would lose their job.
Nationally there are currently more than 10,000 motorists able to drive on UK roads despite having 12 or more penalty points on their licence. The figures were released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
In Staffordshire, there are currently 133 motorists with more than 12 points or more on their licence. In Derbyshire, there are 114.
A driver is usually banned once they reach the 12 penalty point limit within three years, however often magistrates can choose otherwise if they deem the case "exceptional".
The statistics showed the greatest number of offending drivers were men aged between 25 and 34.
Around 33 in every 100,000 male drivers had 12 or more penalty points, compared with under eight in 100,000 women drivers.
And nearly 100 drivers were allowed on the roads despite having at least 24 points on their licences, which is twice the limit that normally results in a ban if accumulated within three years.
A 44-year-old woman from Oxfordshire chalked up the most points on a valid licence – gathering a shocking 51 penalty points altogether, the statistics showed.
Speaking on behalf of the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, Helen Fisher, cabinet support member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council, said: "Staffordshire has some of the safest roads in the country which is something we are incredibly proud of.
"We have worked hard to achieve this using a range of education, engineering and enforcement initiatives and would always encourage motorists to drive responsibly and comply with all traffic laws."
Penalty points and the law
Drivers usually receive a six-month ban from the roads for 12 or more penalty points gained within three years.
Most points remain valid for three years from conviction, but stay on licences for four years, which is the reason why drivers often have a high numbers of points but are still allowed on the roads.
Driving over the speed limit can result in three to six points on a licence, as can using a mobile phone at the wheel.
Someone who is caught driving above the legal alcohol limit would get 10 points.
Up to 11 points can be put on a licence for drug driving an these stay on licences for up to 11 years.