Driving Offence Codes

A list of motor conviction codes and corresponding offences


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By Grace Hickman
Updated on Tuesday 15 December 2020

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If you are convicted of a driving/motoring offence, your licence will be ‘endorsed’, meaning that penalty points will be added to your driving licence and record.

How many penalty points you receive depends on the offence you are convicted of, with every offence (e.g. dangerous driving, speeding etc.) given a Motoring Offence Code which is entered onto your licence.

Motoring Offence Codes, or endorsement codes, are made up of two letters followed by a number e.g. CD10 (Driving with a lack of care and attention) and DR10 (Driving or attempting to drive while over the specified alcohol limit).

Below we have provided a full list of all the different driving offence codes and what motoring offence they relate to.

Accident Offence Codes (AC)

AC10 – Not stopping after an accident   

AC20 - Failing to report and give details about an accident within 24 hours

AC30 - Undefined offences relating to road traffic accidents

 

Disqualified Driver Offence Codes (BA)

BA10 - Driving despite disqualified (by court)

BA30 - Attempting to drive a vehicle while disqualified (by court)

BA40 - Causing death while driving with a disqualification

BA60 - Causing serious injury by driving when banned

 

Careless Driving Offence Codes (CD)

CD10 - Driving with no care or attention

CD20 - Driving while having no reasonable consideration for any other motorists

CD30 - Driving with no care and attention, or with no consideration for other road users

CD40 - Causing death when driving carelessly and unfit as a result of alcohol       

CD50 - Causing death by driving without care and when unfit to drive due to drugs

CD60 - Causing death by driving carelessly and being above the alcohol limit

CD70 - Causing death by careless driving and not providing a DNA sample to be analysed

CD80 - Causing death by driving carelessly or inconsiderately

CD90 - Causing death by driving without a licence, while disqualified or without insurance

 

Construction and Use Offence Codes (CU)

CU10 - Driving a vehicle that has faulty brakes

CU20 - Causing or likely to cause danger by using an unsuitable vehicle or using one that has parts or accessories (not including brakes, steering or tyres) in an unsafe condition

CU30 - Driving a vehicle with defective tyre(s)

CU40 - Using a vehicle with defective steering

CU50 - Causing or likely to cause danger due to load or passengers

CU80 - Using a mobile phone when driving a vehicle

 

Reckless/Dangerous Driving Offence Codes (DD)

DD10 - Causing severe injury (or injuries) while driving dangerously

DD40 – Driving in a dangerous manner

DD60 - Manslaughter or culpable homicide when driving a motor vehicle

DD80 - Causing death as a result of dangerous driving

DD90 – Driving while furious

 

Drink or Drugs-related Offence Codes (DR)

DR10 - Driving or attempting to drive while under the influence of alcohol (and above limit)

DR20 - Driving or attempting to drive a vehicle while unfit due to drink (alcohol)

DR30 - Driving or attempting to drive and then refusing to give a specimen to officials for them to analyse

DR31 - Driving or attempting to drive and not giving permission for analysis of a blood sample (taken without consent as a result of incapacity)

DR40 - In charge of a vehicle while above the specified alcohol limit

DR50 - In charge of a vehicle while unfit because of drink

DR60 - Failing to give a specimen for analysis in circumstances apart from driving or attempting to drive

DR61 - Not giving permission for blood to be taken and analysed (taken without consent because of incapacity in circumstances apart from driving or attempting to drive

DR70 - Failing to partake in a breath test

DG10 - Driving or attempting to drive while under the influence of drugs (above specified limit)

DG40 - In charge of a vehicle while above specified drug limit

DG60 - Causing death while driving carelessly and above drug limit          

DR80 - Driving or attempting to drive while unfit to do so due to drugs

DR90 - In charge of a vehicle when unfit to do so as a result of drugs

 

Insurance Offence Codes (IN)

IN10 – Driving a vehicle without any insurance that protects against third party risks

 

Licence Offence Codes (LC)

LC20 – Failing to drive in accordance with driving licence

LC30 - Driving after falsely declaring your fitness when applying for a driving licence

LC40 - Driving a vehicle without reporting that you have a disability

LC50 - Driving after having your driving licence cancelled or refused due to medical reasons

 

Miscellaneous Offence Codes (MS)

MS10 - Leaving a vehicle in a position that could be dangerous and harm others

MS20 - Illegal pillion riding

MS30 - Play street offences

MS40 - Driving with impaired eyesight that has not been corrected or refusing to have an eye test

MS50 - Motor racing on the motorway

MS60 – Any offences not covered by other driving offence codes

MS70 - Driving with impaired eyesight that has not been corrected

MS80 - Refusing to have an eye test and submit the results

MS90 - Failing to provide information as to the identity of the driver

 

Motorway Offence Codes (MW)

MW10 – Breaking the law regarding any Special Roads Regulations (not including speed limits)

 

Pedestrian Crossing Offence Codes (PC)

PC10 – Breaking the law regarding Pedestrian Crossing Regulations (unspecified)

PC20 – Breaking the law with Pedestrian Crossing Regulations while using a moving vehicle

PC30 – Breaking the law with Pedestrian Crossing Regulations while in a stationary vehicle

 

Speeding Offence Codes

SP10 – Driving faster than specified goods vehicle speed limits

SP20 – Driving over the speed limit for the specific type of vehicle being driven (not including goods or passenger vehicles)

SP30 – Driving more than the statutory speed limit while on a public road

SP40 – Driving faster than passenger vehicle speed limits

SP50 – Going over the speed limit when driving on a motorway

SP60 – Any other offence relating to speeding (undefined)

 

Traffic Direction and Signs Offence Codes (TS)

TS10 – Not complying with traffic lights or any other traffic light signals

TS20 – Not complying with rules regarding double white lines on the road

TS30 – Not complying with a ‘Stop’ sign while driving

TS40 – Not complying with any directions given by a constable or warden

TS50 – Not complying with any traffic signs (not including ‘stop’ signs, traffic lights or double white lines)

TS60 – Not complying with a school crossing patrol sign

TS70 – Not complying with a traffic direction sign (undefined)

 

Special Code (TT)

TT99 – This refers to a disqualification under a ‘totting-up’ system. If the total number of penalty points reaches 12 or more within the space of 3 years, it is possible for the driver to be disqualified/banned.

 

Theft or Unauthorised Taking Offence Codes

UT50 - Taking a vehicle in an aggravated manner

 

Source: GOV.UK

 

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