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Driving Offence Codes List

 Driving Offence Codes List

If you have recently been caught speeding or are wanting to avoid a fine. Please read this guide to help avoid speeding and the consequences of breaking the limit.

Speeding fine code

Depending on the offence you have committed the minimum fine for a speeding offence is £100 and 3 penalty points added to your licence.
If you have been caught by a speed camera, you will be sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) within 14 days and a section 172 notice, within 28 days. This must be returned to inform the police who was driving the car. You will then either be sent a Fixed penalty notice (FPN) or a letter telling you to go to court.
If stopped by the police you may receive any of the following:

  • - A verbal warning
  • - An FPN
  • - A court order, with a letter explaining what you are requested to do.

What is the driving offence code?

Under the driving offence code, there are around 20 unique offences you can break. If these offences are broken it can lead to either a fine, points on your licence or a court date. We have outlined some of these offence codes below:

 

Offence

code

description

Number of points 

Accident Offences

AC10

Failure to stop after an incident has occurred

5-10

AC20

Failure to give details or report an incident within 24 hours

5-10

AC30

Undefined accident offences.

4-9

Disqualified driver

BA10

Operating a vehicle while disqualified by order of court

6

BA30

Attempting to operate a vehicle while disqualified by order of court

6

The following stay on a driving licence for 4 years from date of conviction.

BA40

Causing death while operating a vehicle disqualified

3-11

BA60

Causing serious injury while operating a vehicle disqualified. 

3-11

Careless driving

CD10

Operating a vehicle without due care and attention.

3-9

CD20

Operating a vehicle without reasonable consideration for other drivers

3-9

CD30

Driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other drivers.

3-9

The following stay on a driving licence for 11 years from date of conviction.

CD40

Causing death through careless driving while under the influence of alcohol

3-11

CD50

Causing death through careless driving while under the influence of drugs

3-11

CD60

Causing death through careless driving with alcohol over the legal limit.

3-11

CD70

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

3-11

 

The following stay on a driving licence for 4 years from date of conviction.

 

CD80

Causing death through operating a vehicle while being careless, or inconsiderate.

3-11

 

CD90

Causing death through operating a vehicle 

3-11

Construction and use offences

CU10

Operating a vehicle with defective breaks

3

CU20

Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of use of an unsuitable vehicle or operating a vehicle with defective parts or accessories

3

CU30

Operating a vehicle with defective tyre(s)

3

CU40

Operating a vehicle with defective steering

3

CU50

Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load or passengers 

3

CU80

Operating a mobile phone while operating a vehicle 

3-6

Reckless/dangerous driving 

DD10

Causing serious injury by dangerous driving

3-11

DD40

Operating a vehicle dangerously 

3-11

DD60

Manslaughter or Culpable homicide while operating a vehicle. 

3-11

DD80

Causing death by dangerous driving

3-11

DD90

Furious driving

3-9

Drink Driving 

DR10

Operating a vehicle or attempting to operate a vehicle with an alcohol level above the limit.

3-11

DR20

Operating a vehicle or attempting to operate a vehicle while unfit through drink.

3-11

DR30

Operating a vehicle or attempting to operate a vehicle then failing to supply a specimen for analysis.

3-11

DR31

Operating a vehicle or attempting to operate a vehicle then effusing to give permission for analysis of blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity. 

3-11

DR61

Refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due the incapacity in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive.

3-11

The following stay on a driving licence for 4 years from date of offence.

DR40

In charge of a vehicle while over the limit alcohol limit.

10

DR50

In charge of a vehicle while unfit through alcohol.

10

DR60

Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than operating a vehicle or attempting to operate a vehicle.

10

DR70

Failing to provide specimen for a breath test.

4

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

Operating a vehicle after making a false declaration about fitness when applying for a licence.

3-6

LC40

Operating a vehicle having failed to notify a disability.

3-6

LC50

Operating a vehicle after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds. 

3-6

Speeding (SP)

SP10

Exceeding good vehicle speed limits.

3-6

SP20

Exceeding the speed limit for types of vehicles (Excluding goods or passenger vehicles)

3-6

SP30

Exceeding statutory speed limits on a public road.

3-6

SP40

Exceeding a passenger vehicle speed limit.

3-6

SP50

Exceeding the speed limit on a motorway.

3-6

Traffic Direction and signs (TS)

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 

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 (TT)

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 (UT)

UT50

Aggravated taking of a vehicle

3-11

 

What is the speed awareness course?

The speed awareness course is one way of handling a speeding fine. This course is available to individuals if this is their first time speeding or if they have not been convicted of speeding in the last 3 years. However, to be eligible for the awareness course these are certain requirements you must pass.

The speed awareness course is only available to people who have broken the speed limit by 10% plus 2-9MPH. The benefit of taking the speed awareness course is that even though the cost is around the same as a fixed penalty no points are put on your license when you attend the course.

What is the penalty for a mobile phone driving offence?

To be prosecuted for using a mobile phone the driver of the vehicle must be holding the mobile phone. This includes making or receiving phone calls, or sending /checking text messages.

If you are caught and penalized, depending on the circumstances and the vehicle you are driving there are a couple of penalties available.  You can receive 6 points on your license and a discretionary disqualification. You may also receive a fine of up to £1000 for smaller vehicles and £2500 if you are operating a goods vehicle.

Avoiding driving penalties with Road Angel

Having a Pure can be the difference between receiving a speeding ticket or not. By owning a Pure device, you are ensuring that you are safe on the road as you will know where speed cameras are located. Please click the link above for more information on the pure.