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Table of road traffic offence codes and penalty points

This table shows the code for each type of offence and the penalty points. To find out how long the points remain on your record, see Traffic offences FAQs, Q27.

In addition, the Table of main offences and penalty points under the Road Traffic Act summarises the fines and prison sentences for the most serious offences.

Code

 

Penalty points

Accident offences

AC10

Failing to stop after an accident

5-10

AC20

Failing to give particulars or to report an accident within 24 hours

5-10

AC30

Undefined accident offences

4-9

Disqualified driver

BA10

Driving while disqualified

6

BA30

Attempting to drive while disqualified

6

Careless driving

CD10

Driving without due care and attention

3-9

CD20

Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users

3-9

CD30

Driving without due care and 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 by careless driving when unfit through drugs

3-11

CD60

Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level above the limit

3-11

CD70

Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for analysis

3-11

Construction & use offences

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

Using a mobile phone while driving a motor vehicle

3

Reckless/dangerous driving

DD40

Dangerous driving

3-11

DD60

Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle...

3-11

DD80

Causing death by dangerous driving

3-11

Drink or drugs

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 supply a specimen for analysis

3-11

DR40

In charge of a 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

DR80

Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs

3-11

DR90

In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs

10

Insurance offences

IN10

Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks

6-8

Licence offences

LC20

Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

3-6

LC30

Driving after making a false declaration about fitness when applying 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...

3-6

Miscellaneous offences

MS10

Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position

3

MS20

Unlawful pillion riding

3

MS30

Play street offences

2

MS40

Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight or refusing to submit to a test

3

MS50

Motor racing on the highway

3-11

MS60

Offences not covered by other codes

As appropriate

MS70

Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight

3

MS80

Refusing to submit to an eyesight test

3

MS90

Failure to give information as to identity of driver etc

3

Motorway offences

MW10

Contravention of Special Roads Regulations (excluding speed limits)

3

Pedestrian crossings

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

Speed limits

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

SP60

Undefined speed limit offence...

3-6

Traffic direction and signs

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 direction of a constable/warden

3

TS50

Failing to comply with a traffic sign (excluding Stop signs, traffic lights and 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

3

Special code

TT99

To 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

UT50

Aggravated taking of a vehicle

3-11

Associated offences

The offences of aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring have the same codes as above, but with the end 0 changed to 2. Likewise the offences of causing or permitting have the 0 changed to 4, and the offence of inciting has the 0 changed to 6.

Source: DVLA Court Guidelines on Driver Notifications