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Please list UK Traffic Offence Codes and Penalty Points

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Accident offences

Offence codes AC10 to AC30 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

AC10Failing to stop after an accident5-10

AC20Failing to give particulars or to report an accident within 24 hours5-10

AC30Undefined accident offences4-9

 

Disqualified driver

Offence codes BA10 and BA30 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

BA10Driving while disqualified by order of court6

BA30Attempting to drive while disqualified by order of court6

 

Careless driving

Offence codes CD10 to CD30 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

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

 

Offence codes CD40 to CD70 must stay on a driving licence for eleven years from date of conviction.

CodeOffencePenalty points

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 for3-11

 

Offence codes CD80 and CD90 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of conviction.

 CodeOffencePenalty points

CD80Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving3-11

CD90Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers3-11

Construction and use offences

 

Offence codes CU10 to CU80 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

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

Reckless/dangerous driving

 

Offence codes DD40 to DD80 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of conviction.

CodeOffencePenalty points

DD40Dangerous driving3-11

DD60Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle3-11

DD80Causing death by dangerous driving3-11

DD90Furious driving3-9

Drink or drugs

 

Offence codes DR10 to DR30 must stay on a driving licence for eleven years from date of conviction.

CodeOffencePenalty points

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

 

Offence codes DR40 to DR70 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

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

DR70Failing to provide specimen for breath test4

 

Offence code DR80 must stay on a driving licence for eleven years from date of conviction.

Code  OffencePenalty points

DR80Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs3-11

 

 Offence code DR90 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

Code  OffencePenalty points

DR90In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs10

 

Insurance offences

Offence code IN10 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

IN10Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks.6-8

Licence offences

 

Offence codes LC20 to LC50 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

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

 

Offence codes MS10 to MS90 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

MS10Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position3

MS20Unlawful pillion riding3

MS30Play street offences2

MS50Motor racing on the highway3-11

MS60Offences not covered by other codes

 

As Appropriate

MS70Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight 3

MS80Refusing to submit to an eyesight test3

MS90Failure to give information as to identity of driver etc6

Motorway offences

 

Offence code MW10 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

MW10Contravention of special roads regulations (excluding speed limits)3

Pedestrian crossings

 

Offence codes PC10 to PC30 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

PC10Undefined contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations3

PC20Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with moving vehicle3

PC30Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with stationary vehicle3

Speed limits

 

Offence codes SP10 to SP50 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

SP10Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits3-6

SP20Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles)3-6

SP30Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road3-6

SP40Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit3-6

SP50Exceeding speed limit on a motorway3-6

Traffic direction and signs

 

Offence codes TS10 to TS70 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

TS10Failing to comply with traffic light signals3

TS20Failing to comply with double white lines3

TS30Failing to comply with "'Stop'" sign3

TS40Failing to comply with direction of a constable/warden3

TS50Failing to comply with traffic sign (excluding  'stop' signs, traffic lights or double white lines)3

TS60Failing to comply with a school crossing patrol sign3

TS70Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction sign3

Special code

 

Offence code TT99 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of conviction.

CodeOffence

TT99To signify a disqualification under 'totting-up' procedure. If the total of penalty points reaches 12 or more within three years, the driver is liable to be disqualified

Theft or unauthorised taking

 

Offence codes UT50 must stay on a driving licence for four years from date of offence.

CodeOffencePenalty points

UT50Aggravated taking of a vehicle3-11

Aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring

 

Offences as coded, but with 0 changed to 2 eg LC10 becomes LC12.

Causing or permitting

 

Offences as coded, but with 0 changed to 4 eg LC10 becomes LC14.

Inciting

 

Offences as coded, but with the end 0 changed to 6 eg DD40 becomes DD46.

 

Non-endorsable offences

Some offences are non-endorsable. A non-endorsable offence is an offence which courts do not endorse onto your paper counterpart. No penalty points are attributed to these offences but they carry a period of disqualification.

 

At the end of the disqualification (over 56 days) you will have to apply for a renewal licence together with the appropriate fee. Any queries about offences and endorsements should be directed to the convicting court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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