Motoring Offences

Penalty Point Offences

What are the Penalty Point offences and how many points do they carry?

Most motoring offences carry penalty point offences. The amount of driving licence penalty points you receive depends on the type of offence you have committed.

If you receive 12 penalty points you will be faced with an automatic driving ban for up to six months, unless you have a case for exceptional hardship.

Penalty Point Codes

Code
Points
Years
Failing to give particulars or to report an accident within 24 hours
AC20
5 – 10
Driving in a dangerous manner
DD10
Driving after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical ground
LC50
Motor racing on the highway
MS50
Contravention of Special Roads Regulations (excluding speed limits)
MW10
Failing to stop after an accident
AC10
5 – 10
Undefined accident offence
AC30
Driving while disqualified by order of Court
BA10
Driving while disqualified as under age
BA20
Attempting to drive while disqualified by order of Court
BA30
Driving without due care and attention
CD10
Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users
CD20
Driving without due care and attention/reasonable consideration
CD30
Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink
CD40
Up to 10
11
Causing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs
CD50
Up to 10
11
Causing death by careless driving when alcohol level above limit
CD60
Up to 10
11
Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen
CD70
Up to 10
11
Using a vehicle with defective brakes
CU10
Using a vehicle with defective parts or accessories
CU20
Using a vehicle with defective tyres
CU30
Using a vehicle with defective steering
CU40
Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load or passengers
CU50
Undefined failure to comply with Construction and Use Regulations
CU60
Using a mobile phone while driving a motor vehicle
CU80
3
4
Driving at a dangerous speed
DD20
Reckless Driving or Dangerous Driving
DD30
Driving in a dangerous manner at a dangerous speed or recklessly
DD40
4
Causing death by dangerous driving
DD50
Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle
DD60
4
Causing death by reckless driving
DD70
Causing death by dangerous driving
DD80
4
Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol concentration above limit
DR10
11
Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drink or drugs
DR20
11
Driving or attempting to drive then refusing to provide a specimen
DR30
11
In charge of a vehicle with alcohol concentration above limit
DR40
11
In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink or drugs
DR50
Failure to provide a specimen other than driving/ attempting to drive
DR60
Failing to provide specimen for breath test
DR70
4
Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs
DR80
11
In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs
DR90
Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks
IN10
6 – 8
Driving without a licence
LC10
3 – 6
Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence
LC20
3 – 6
Driving after making a false declaration about fitness (Licence Application)
LC30
3 – 6
LC40Driving a vehicle having failed to notify a disability
LC40
3 – 6
Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position
MS10
Unlawful pillion riding
MS20
Playstreet Offence
MS30
Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight or refusing eyesight test
MS40
Offences not covered by other codes
MS60
Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight
MS70
Refusing to submit to an eyesight test
MS80
Failing to give information as to identity of driver etc.
MS90
Undefined contravention of Pedestrian crossing Regulations
PC10
Contravention of Pedestrian crossing Regulations with moving vehicle
PC20
Contravention of Pedestrian crossing Regulations Stationary vehicle
PC30
Provisional driver driving without ‘L’ Plates
PL10
Provisional driver not accompanied by a qualified person
PL20
Carrying a person not qualified
PL30
Drawing an unauthorised trailer
PL40
Undefined failure to comply with the conditions a Provisional Licence
PL50
Section 19 (Transport Act 1981) Disqualification
SC19
Section 35 (Transport Act 1981) Disqualification
SC35
Exceeding goods vehicle speed limit
SP10
3 – 6
4
Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle
SP20
3 – 6
4
Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road
SP30
3 – 6
4
Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit
SP40
3 – 6
4
Exceeding speed limit on a motorway
SP50
3 – 6
4
Undefined speed limit offence
SP60
3 – 6
4
Failing to comply with traffic light signals
TS10
Failing to comply with double white lines
TS20
Failing to comply with a ‘Stop’ sign
TS30
Failing to comply with directions of a constable or traffic warden
TS40
Failing to comply with a traffic sign (Excluding the above signs)
TS50
Failing to comply with a school crossing patrol sign
TS60
Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction or sign
TS70
Disqualified for having more than 12 points in the “totting up” process
TT99
Taking and driving away a vehicle without consent or attempt there at
UT10
Stealing or attempting to steal a vehicle
UT20
Going equipped for stealing or taking a motor vehicle
UT30
Taking or attempting to take a vehicle without consent
UT40
Aggravated Taking of a vehicle
UT50
Disqualified under ‘totting-up’ procedure
XX99
Non-endorsable offence for which you can be disqualified (Criminal)
**99

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    We have a team of experienced and highly qualified solicitors available at offices throughout Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. We regularly travel much further afield to represent our clients. In our experience, you can find so-called experts on the internet. They will promise the earth and charge you a fortune. However, they will probably instruct a solicitor with no real interest in you or your case to do the court work. Here at Ringrose Law , we do all our own court work, and you will be told from the start who will be looking after your case so you will have one point of contact.

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