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Driving Licence Endorsement Codes

Drink or drug driving

Penalty points for codes DR10 to DR30 will stay on a driving licence for 11 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
DR10Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above the limit3 – 11
DR20Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink3 – 11
DR30Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis3 – 11
DR31Driving or attempting to drive then refusing to give permission for analysis of blood or sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity3 – 11
DR61Refusing 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 drive10

Penalty points for codes DR40 to DR70 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
DR40In charge of a vehicle with alcohol level above the limit10
DR50In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink10
DR60Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive10
DR70Failing to provide a specimen for breath test4

Penalty points for code DR80 will stay on a driving licence for 11 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty points
DR80Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs3-11

Penalty points for code DR90 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty points
DR90In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs10

Speeding offences

Penalty points for codes SP10 to SP50 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
SP10Exceeding good vehicle speed limits3 – 6
SP20Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods and passenger vehicles)3 – 6
SP30Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road3 – 6
SP40Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit3 – 6
SP50Exceeding the speed limit on a motorway3 – 6

Motorway offences

Penalty points for code MW10 to MS90 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
MW10Contravention of special roads regulations (exceeding speed limits)3

Disqualified driver

These penalty point will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty points
BA10Driving while disqualified by order of court6
BA10Attempting to drive while disqualified by order of court6

Special endorsement codes

The TT99 code shows a disqualification under the ‘totting up’ procedure and will remain on a driving licence for 4 years after the date of conviction

CodeOffence
TT99Disqualified from driving for have reached 12 or more penalty points within 3 years

Licence offences

Penalty points for codes LC10 to LC50 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
LC20Driving otherwise in accordance with a licence3 – 6
LC30Driving after making a false declaration about fitnes when applying for a licence3 – 6
LC40Driving a vehicle having failed to notify a diability3 – 6
LC50Driving after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds3 – 6

Careless driving

Penalty points for codes CD10 TO CD30 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
CD10Driving without due care and attention3 – 9
CD20Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users3 – 9
CD30Driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users3 – 9

Penalty points for codes CD40 to CD70 will stay on a driving licence for 11 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
CD40Causing death through careless driving when unfit through drink3 – 11
CD50Causing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs3 – 11
CD60Causing death by careless driving when unfit through drugs3 – 11
CD70Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for alcohol analysis3 – 11

Penalty points for codes CD80 and CD90 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
CD80Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving3 – 11
CD90Causing death by driving: unlicenced/disqualified or uninsured3 – 11

Reckless/dangerous driving

Penalty points for codes DD10 to DD10 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
DD10Causing serious injury by dangerous driving3 – 11
DD40Dangerous driving3 – 11
DD60Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle3 – 11
DD80Causing death by dangerous driving3 – 11
DD90Furious driving3 – 9

Accident offences

These penalty points will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty points
AC10Failing to stop after an accident5 – 10
AC20Failing to give particulars or report an accident within 24 hours5 – 10
AC30Undefined accident offencs4 -9

Traffic directions and signs

Penalty points for codes TS10 to TS70 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
TS10Failing to comply with traffic light signals3
TS20Failing to comply with double white lines3
TS30Failing to comply with STOP sign3
TS40Failing to comply with direction from a constable/warden3
TS50Failing to comply with traffic sign (excluding STOP signs of traffic light or double white lines)3
TS60Failing to comply with school crossing patrol sign3
TS70Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction sign3

Pedestrian offences

Penalty points for codes PC10 to PC30 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

CodeOffencePenalty Points
PC10Undefined contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations3
PC20Contavention of pedestrian crossing regulations with moving vehicle3
PC30Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with stationary vehcile3

Miscellaneous offences

Penalty points for codes MS10 to MS90 will stay on a driving licence for 4 years after the offence

MS10Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position

CodeOffencePenalty Points
MS20Unlawful pillion riding3
MS30Play street offences2
MS50Motor racing on the highway3 – 11
MS60Offences not covered by other codes (including offences relating to breach of requirements as to control of vehicle)3
MS70Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight3
MS80Refusing to submit to an eyesight test3
MS90Failure to give information as to identity of driver etc6