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Driving Offence Endorsement Codes

Below is the official list of codes for various types of driving offences. If you are convicted of an offence, the relevant code will show on the paper counterpart of your licence.

The tables below also show the penalty points which may be imposed for each offence. However, you should be aware that some of the offences carry discretionary or mandatory disqualification depending on the offence, the state of your licence, and the length of time you’ve been driving. In addition, some of the most serious offences (such as dangerous driving, and offences which result in death of another) also carry possible imprisonment, so it’s important that the table is not relied upon in isolation. This table is provided to provide a point of reference for those drivers who already have points on their licence, but are not certain what the codes relate to.

If you are facing a motoring offence and need bespoke advice, our Derby Solicitors will be happy to advise.

Codes List

CodeOffencePenalty Points
AC10Failing to stop after an accident5-10
AC20Failing to give particulars or report an accident as soon as practicable and within 24 hours5-10
AC30Undefined accident offences4-9

 

CodeOffencePenalty Points
BA10Driving while disqualified6 (min)
BA30Attempting to drive while disqualified6 (min)
BA40Causing death by driving while disqualified3-11
BA60Causing serious injury by driving while disqualified3-11

 

CodeOffencePenalty Points
CD10Driving without due care and attention3-9
CD20Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users3-9
CD30Driving without due & attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users3-9
CD40Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink3-11
CD50Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drugs3-11
CD60Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level about the limit3-11
CD70Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for alcohol analysis3-11
CD80Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate driving3-11
CD90Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers

 

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
CU80Breach or requirements as to control of the vehicle, eg. using a mobile phone or hand-held device whilst driving3

 

CodeOffencePenalty Points
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

 

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 provide 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
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 drive
CodeOffencePenalty Points
DR40In charge of 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

 

CodeOffencePenalty Points
DG10Driving or attempting to drive with drug level above the specified limit3-11
DG60Causing death by careless driving with drug level above the limit3-11
DR80Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs3-11
DG40In charge of a vehicle while drug level above specified limit10
DR90In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs

 

CodeOffencePenalty Points
IN10Using an uninsured vehicle6-8

 

CodeOffencePenalty Points
LC20Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence3-6
LC30Driving after making a false declaration about fitness when apply 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 grounds

 

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 (including offences relating to breach of requirements as to control of vehicle)3
MS70Driving with uncorrected eyesight3
MS80Refusing to submit to an eye test3
MS90Failure to give information as to identity of driver

 

CodeOffencePenalty Points
PC10Undefined contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations3
PC20Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with moving vehicle3
PC30Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with stationary vehicle3

 

 

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

 

CodeOffencePenalty Points
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 the 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 sign

 

CodeOffencePenalty Points
TT99Reflects that the licence holder has reached 12 or more points within 3 years and has been disqualifiedn/a

 

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