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Driving Offence Codes

Every motor offence has a special code and is given penalty points on a scale of 1-11. The more serious the offence, the more penalty points would be endorsed.

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Table of motor offence codes

Below is a table showing the full breakdown

CodePenalty Points
Accident offences
AC10 Failing to stop after an accident5-10
AC20Failing to give particulars or to report an accident within 24 hours 5-10
AC30Undefined accident offences 4-9
Disqualified driver
BA10Driving while disqualified6
BA30Attempting to drive while disqualified6
Careless driving
CD10Driving without due care and attention3-9
CD20Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users3-9
CD30Driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users3-9
CD40Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink3-11
CD50Causing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs3-11
CD60Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level above the limit3-11
CD70Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for analysis3-11
CD80Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving3-11
CD90Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers3-11
Construction & use offences
CU10Using a vehicle with defective brakes3
CU20Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of use of unsuitable vehicle or using a vehicle with parts or accessories (excluding brakes, steering or tyres) in a dangerous condition3
CU30Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s)3
CU40Using a vehicle with defective steering3
CU50Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load or passengers3
CU80Using a mobile phone while driving a motor vehicle3-6
Reckless/dangerous driving
DD10Causing serious injury by dangerous driving3-11
DD40Dangerous driving3-11
DD60Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle3-11
DD80Causing death by dangerous driving3-11
DD90Furious driving3-9
Drink
DR10Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit3-11
DR20Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink3-11
DR30Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis3-11
DR31Driving or attempting to drive then refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity3-11
DR40In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit10
DR50In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink10
DR60Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive10
DR61Refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive10
DR70 Failing to provide specimen for breath test4
Drugs
DG10Driving or attempting to drive with drug level above the specified limit3-11
DG40In charge of a vehicle while drug level above specified limit10
DG60Causing death by careless driving with drug level above the limit3-11
DG70Failing to co-operate with a preliminary test10
DG80Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs3-11
DG90In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs 10
Insurance offences
IN10Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks6-8
Licence offences
LC20Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence3-6
LC30Driving after making a false declaration about fitness when applying for a licence3-6
LC40Driving a vehicle having failed to notify a disability3-6
LC50Driving after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds3-6
Miscellaneous offences
MS10Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position3
MS20Unlawful pillion riding3
MS30Play street offences2
MS50Motor racing on the highway3-11
MS60Offences not covered by other codes3
MS70Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight3
MS80Refusing to submit to an eyesight test3
MS90 Failure to give information as to identity of driver etc6
Motorway offences
MW10Contravention of Special Roads Regulations (excluding speed limits)3
Pedestrian crossings
PC10Undefined contravention of Pedestrian Crossing Regulations3
PC20Contravention of Pedestrian Crossing Regulations with moving vehicle3
PC30Contravention of Pedestrian Crossing Regulations with stationary vehicle3
Speed limits
SP10Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits 3-6
SP20Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles) 3-6
SP30Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road 3-6
SP40Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit 3-6
SP50Exceeding speed limit on a motorway 3-6
Traffic direction and signs
TS10Failing to comply with traffic light signals3
TS20Failing to comply with double white lines3
TS30Failing to comply with a Stop sign3
TS40Failing to comply with direction of a constable/warden3
TS50Failing to comply with a traffic sign (excluding Stop signs, traffic lights and double white lines)3
TS60Failing to comply with a school crossing patrol sign3
TS70Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction sign3
Special code
TT99To signify a disqualification under totting-up procedure. If the total of penalty points reaches 12 or more within 3 years, the driver is liable to be disqualified
Theft or unauthorised taking
UT50Aggravated taking of a vehicle3-11

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