MOTORING OFFENCES (DRIVING CONVICTION CODES)

It isn’t only a drink driving offence that can increase the cost of your insurance premiums. Convicted drivers that have had penalty points incurred on their licence for any of the following will potentially be faced with inflated car insurance costs:
CODE PENALTY POINTS DESCRIPTION
ACCIDENT OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
AC10 5 – 10 points Failing to stop and/or give particulars after an accident
AC20 5 – 10 points Failing to give particulars or report accident within 24 hours
AC30 4 – 9 points Undefined accident offences
DISQUALIFIED DRIVER
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
BA10 6 points Driving while disqualified by order of the court
BA30 6 points Attempting to drive while disqualified by order of court
CARELESS DRIVING
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
CD10 3 – 9 points Driving without due care and attention
CD20 3 – 9 points Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users
CD30 3 – 9 points Driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 11 years from date of conviction)
CD40 3 – 11 points Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink
CD50 3 – 11 points Causing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs
CD60 3 – 11 points Causing death by careless driving with alcohol level above the limit
CD70 3 – 11 points Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for analysis
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 4 years from date of conviction)
CD80 3 – 11 points Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate driving
CD90 3 – 11 points Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers
CONSTRUCTION AND USE OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
CU10 3 points Using a vehicle with defective brakes
CU20 3 points 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
CU30 3 points Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s)
CU40 3 points Using a vehicle with defective steering
CU50 3 points Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load or passengers
CU80 3 points Using a mobile phone while driving a motor vehicle
RECKLESS/DANGEROUS DRIVING
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of conviction)
DD10 3 – 11 points Causing serious injury by dangerous driving
DD40 3 – 11 points Dangerous driving
DD60 3 – 11 points Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle
DD80 3 – 11 points Causing death by dangerous driving
DD90 3 – 9 points Furious driving
DRINK DRIVING RELATED OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 11 years from date of conviction)
DR10 3 – 11 points Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit
DR20 3 – 11 points Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink
DR30 3 – 11 points Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis
DR31 3 – 11 points Driving or attempting to drive then refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity
DR61 10 points 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
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 4 years from date of offence)
DR40 10 points In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit
DR50 10 points In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink
DR60 10 points Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive
DR70 4 points Failing to co-operate with a preliminary roadside test
DRUG DRIVING RELATED OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 11 years from date of conviction)
DG10 3 – 11 points Driving or attempting to drive with drug level above the specified legal limit
DG60 3 – 11 points Causing death by careless driving with drug level above the legal limit
DR80 3 – 11 points Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs
(The licence endorsements that follow will stay on a licence from the date of the offence or the date of the conviction if disqualification is obligatory and will stay for 4 years from said date)
DG40 10 points In charge of a vehicle whilst drug level above specified legal limit
DR90 10 points In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs
INSURANCE OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsement remains on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
IN10 6 – 8 points Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks
DRIVING LICENCE OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 4 years from date of offence)
LC20 3 – 6 points Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence
LC30 3 – 6 points Driving after making a false declaration about fitness when applying for a licence
LC40 3 – 6 points Driving a vehicle having failed to notify a disability
LC50 3 – 6 points Driving after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds
MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
MS10 3 points Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position
MS20 3 points Unlawful pillion riding
MS30 2 points Play street offences
MS50 3 – 11 points Motor racing on the highway
MS60 3 points Offences not covered by other codes
MS70 3 points Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight
MS80 3 points Refusing to submit to an eyesight test
MS90 6 points Failure to give information as to identity of driver etc.
MOTORWAY OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsement remains on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
MW10 3 points Contravention of special roads regulations (excluding speed limits)
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
PC10 3 points Undefined contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations
PC20 3 points Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with moving vehicle
PC30 3 points Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with stationary vehicle
SPEEDING OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 4 years from date of offence)
SP10 3 – 6 points Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits
SP20 3 – 6 points Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles)
SP30 3 – 6 points Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road
SP40 3 – 6 points Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit
SP50 3 – 6 points Exceeding speed limit on a motorway
TRAFFIC DIRECTIONS AND SIGNS
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
TS10 3 points Failing to comply with traffic light signals
TS20 3 points Failing to comply with double white lines
TS30 3 points Failing to comply with ‘Stop’ sign
TS40 3 points Failing to comply with direction of a constable/warden
TS50 3 points Failing to comply with traffic sign (excluding ‘stop’ signs, traffic lights or double white lines)
TS60 3 points Failing to comply with a school crossing patrol sign
TS70 3 points Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction sign
THEFT OF VEHICLE
(the following licence endorsement remains on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
UT50 3 – 11 points Aggravated taking of a vehicle
TOTTING UP BAN
(the following licence endorsement remains on driving licence for 4 years from date of conviction)
TT99 Disqualification or additional points for relevant offence Under the ‘totting-up’ procedure, disqualification is signified when the total amount of penalty points on a licence reaches 12 or more within a three year period, at this time the driver will be liable for disqualification.
MUTUAL RECOGNITION CONVICTION CODES
(the following licence endorsements remains on driving licence 4 years from date of conviction)
MR (Mutual Recognition) codes are put onto UK driving licences when a driver has been disqualified when they have been driving in Isle of Man, Northern Ireland or the republic of Ireland. Any of the disqualifications that are imposed will be valid in the UK also.
MR09 Reckless or dangerous driving (whether or not resulting in death, injury or serious risk)
MR19 Wilful failure to carry out the obligation placed on driver after being involved in a road traffic accident (hit or run)
MR29 Driving while being influenced by alcohol or any other substance that may affect or diminish the driver’s physical and mental abilities.
MR39 Driving a vehicle faster than the permitted speed.
MR49 Driving a vehicle whilst disqualified.
MR59 Other conduct constituting an offence for which a driving disqualification has been imposed by the State of Offence.