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 POINTSDESCRIPTION
ACCIDENT OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
AC105 – 10 pointsFailing to stop and/or give particulars after an accident
AC205 – 10 pointsFailing to give particulars or report accident within 24 hours
AC304 – 9 pointsUndefined accident offences
DISQUALIFIED DRIVER
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
BA106 pointsDriving while disqualified by order of the court
BA306 pointsAttempting 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)
CD103 – 9 pointsDriving without due care and attention
CD203 – 9 pointsDriving without reasonable consideration for other road users
CD303 – 9 pointsDriving 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)
CD403 – 11 pointsCausing death through careless driving when unfit through drink
CD503 – 11 pointsCausing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs
CD603 – 11 pointsCausing death by careless driving with alcohol level above the limit
CD703 – 11 pointsCausing 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)
CD803 – 11 pointsCausing death by careless, or inconsiderate driving
CD903 – 11 pointsCausing 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)
CU103 pointsUsing a vehicle with defective brakes
CU203 pointsCausing 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
CU303 pointsUsing a vehicle with defective tyre(s)
CU403 pointsUsing a vehicle with defective steering
CU503 pointsCausing or likely to cause danger by reason of load or passengers
CU803 pointsUsing 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)
DD103 – 11 pointsCausing serious injury by dangerous driving
DD403 – 11 pointsDangerous driving
DD603 – 11 pointsManslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle
DD803 – 11 pointsCausing death by dangerous driving
DD903 – 9 pointsFurious driving
DRINK DRIVING RELATED OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 11 years from date of conviction)
DR103 – 11 pointsDriving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit
DR203 – 11 pointsDriving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink
DR303 – 11 pointsDriving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis
DR313 – 11 pointsDriving or attempting to drive then refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity
DR6110 pointsRefusing 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)
DR4010 pointsIn charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit
DR5010 pointsIn charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink
DR6010 pointsFailure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive
DR704 pointsFailing 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)
DG103 – 11 pointsDriving or attempting to drive with drug level above the specified legal limit
DG603 – 11 pointsCausing death by careless driving with drug level above the legal limit
DR803 – 11 pointsDriving 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)
DG4010 pointsIn charge of a vehicle whilst drug level above specified legal limit
DR9010 pointsIn 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)
IN106 – 8 pointsUsing a vehicle uninsured against third party risks
DRIVING LICENCE OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 4 years from date of offence)
LC203 – 6 pointsDriving otherwise than in accordance with a licence
LC303 – 6 pointsDriving after making a false declaration about fitness when applying for a licence
LC403 – 6 pointsDriving a vehicle having failed to notify a disability
LC503 – 6 pointsDriving 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)
MS103 pointsLeaving a vehicle in a dangerous position
MS203 pointsUnlawful pillion riding
MS302 pointsPlay street offences
MS503 – 11 pointsMotor racing on the highway
MS603 pointsOffences not covered by other codes
MS703 pointsDriving with uncorrected defective eyesight
MS803 pointsRefusing to submit to an eyesight test
MS906 pointsFailure 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)
MW103 pointsContravention 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)
PC103 pointsUndefined contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations
PC203 pointsContravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with moving vehicle
PC303 pointsContravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with stationary vehicle
SPEEDING OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 4 years from date of offence)
SP103 – 6 pointsExceeding goods vehicle speed limits
SP203 – 6 pointsExceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles)
SP303 – 6 pointsExceeding statutory speed limit on a public road
SP403 – 6 pointsExceeding passenger vehicle speed limit
SP503 – 6 pointsExceeding speed limit on a motorway
TRAFFIC DIRECTIONS AND SIGNS
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence for 4 years from date of offence)
TS103 pointsFailing to comply with traffic light signals
TS203 pointsFailing to comply with double white lines
TS303 pointsFailing to comply with ‘Stop’ sign
TS403 pointsFailing to comply with direction of a constable/warden
TS503 pointsFailing to comply with traffic sign (excluding ‘stop’ signs, traffic lights or double white lines)
TS603 pointsFailing to comply with a school crossing patrol sign
TS703 pointsUndefined 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)
UT503 – 11 pointsAggravated taking of a vehicle
TOTTING UP BAN
(the following licence endorsement remains on driving licence for 4 years from date of conviction)
TT99Disqualification or additional points for relevant offenceUnder 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.
MR09Reckless or dangerous driving (whether or not resulting in death, injury or serious risk)
MR19Wilful failure to carry out the obligation placed on driver after being involved in a road traffic accident (hit or run)
MR29Driving while being influenced by alcohol or any other substance that may affect or diminish the driver’s physical and mental abilities.
MR39Driving a vehicle faster than the permitted speed.
MR49Driving a vehicle whilst disqualified.
MR59Other conduct constituting an offence for which a driving disqualification has been imposed by the State of Offence.