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Penalty Points Guide

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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 whilst disqualified by order of
court……….

6

BA30

Attempting to drive while disqualified
by order of court……….

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

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Driving after a licence has been revoked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……….

6

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 “Stop” sign……….

3

TS40

Failing to comply with 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……….

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

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