The number of people in Britain caught driving while already banned has increased by 7.5%, according to figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live.
Some 14,500 people were caught driving without a licence last year, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency data shows.
In total, 109,660 motorists were banned from driving, with the youngest being 12 and the oldest 94.
One chief constable said she was "very concerned" about the number of people disregarding driving bans.
One example included a motorist who was caught driving while banned four times in 12 months.
The same person was also convicted for failing to stop and driving without insurance at least three times.
'Risk to all'In all, three 12-year-olds were banned last year, and cases such as theirs are dealt with by the courts in a similar way to adults.
Too young to legally drive, a non-licence holder record is set up in their name on the DVLA's database, and the offender can then only apply for a licence once their ban has expired.
Gloucestershire Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, road policing lead for the National Police Chiefs Council, said: "Generally some people who are disqualified will also be involved in other types of criminality and that might have contributed to them being banned.
"But they'll be people who are driving without insurance because they can't get insurance, because they're disqualified drivers, and so that immediately poses a risk to all of us."
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