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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

Code Offence Penalty Points
AC10 Failing to stop after an accident 5-10
AC20 Failing to give particulars or report an accident as soon as practicable and within 24 hours 5-10
AC30 Undefined accident offences 4-9

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
BA10 Driving while disqualified 6 (min)
BA30 Attempting to drive while disqualified 6 (min)
BA40 Causing death by driving while disqualified 3-11
BA60 Causing serious injury by driving while disqualified 3-11

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
CD10 Driving without due care and attention 3-9
CD20 Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users 3-9
CD30 Driving without due & attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users 3-9
CD40 Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink 3-11
CD50 Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drugs 3-11
CD60 Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level about the limit 3-11
CD70 Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for alcohol analysis 3-11
CD80 Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate driving 3-11
CD90 Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
CU10 Using a vehicle with defective brakes 3
CU20 Causing 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 condition 3
CU30 Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s) 3
CU40 Using a vehicle with defective steering 3
CU50 Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load or passengers 3
CU80 Breach or requirements as to control of the vehicle, eg. using a mobile phone or hand-held device whilst driving 3

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
DD10 Causing serious injury by dangerous driving 3-11
DD40 Dangerous driving 3-11
DD60 Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle 3-11
DD80 Causing death by dangerous driving 3-11
DD90 Furious driving 3-9

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
DR10 Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit 3-11
DR20 Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink 3-11
DR30 Driving or attempting to drive then failing to provide a specimen for analysis 3-11
DR31 Driving or attempting to drive then refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity 3-11
DR61 Refusing 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
Code Offence Penalty Points
DR40 In charge of vehicle while alcohol level above limit 10
DR50 In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink 10
DR60 Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive 10
DR70 Failing to provide specimen for breath test 4

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
DG10 Driving or attempting to drive with drug level above the specified limit 3-11
DG60 Causing death by careless driving with drug level above the limit 3-11
DR80 Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs 3-11
DG40 In charge of a vehicle while drug level above specified limit 10
DR90 In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
IN10 Using an uninsured vehicle 6-8

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
LC20 Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence 3-6
LC30 Driving after making a false declaration about fitness when apply for a licence 3-6
LC40 Driving a vehicle having failed to notify a disability 3-6
LC50 Driving after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
MS10 Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position 3
MS20 Unlawful pillion riding 3
MS30 Play street offences 2
MS50 Motor racing on the highway 3-11
MS60 Offences not covered by other codes (including offences relating to breach of requirements as to control of vehicle) 3
MS70 Driving with uncorrected eyesight 3
MS80 Refusing to submit to an eye test 3
MS90 Failure to give information as to identity of driver

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
PC10 Undefined contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations 3
PC20 Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with moving vehicle 3
PC30 Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with stationary vehicle 3

 

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
SP10 Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits 3-6
SP20 Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles) 3-6
SP30 Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road 3-6
SP40 Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit 3-6
SP50 Exceeding speed limit on a motorway 3-6

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
TS10 Failing to comply with traffic light signals 3
TS20 Failing to comply with double white lines 3
TS30 Failing to comply with a stop sign 3
TS40 Failing to comply with the direction of a constable/warden 3
TS50 Failing to comply with traffic sign (excluding stop signs, traffic lights or double white lines) 3
TS60 Failing to comply with a school crossing patrol sign 3
TS70 Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction sign

 

Code Offence Penalty Points
TT99 Reflects that the licence holder has reached 12 or more points within 3 years and has been disqualified n/a

 

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