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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

Code Offence Penalty Points
DR10 Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above the limit 3 – 11
DR20 Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink 3 – 11
DR30 Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis 3 – 11
DR31 Driving or attempting to drive then refusing to give permission for analysis of blood or 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 to incapacity in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive 10

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
DR40 In charge of a vehicle with alcohol level above the limit 10
DR50 In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink 10
DR60 Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive 10
DR70 Failing to provide a specimen for breath test 4

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

Code Offence Penalty points
DR80 Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs 3-11

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

Code Offence Penalty points
DR90 In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs 10

Speeding offences

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
SP10 Exceeding good vehicle speed limits 3 – 6
SP20 Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods and 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 the speed limit on a motorway 3 – 6

Motorway offences

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
MW10 Contravention 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

Code Offence Penalty points
BA10 Driving while disqualified by order of court 6
BA10 Attempting to drive while disqualified by order of court 6

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

Code Offence
TT99 Disqualified 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

Code Offence Penalty Points
LC20 Driving otherwise in accordance with a licence 3 – 6
LC30 Driving after making a false declaration about fitnes when applying for a licence 3 – 6
LC40 Driving a vehicle having failed to notify a diability 3 – 6
LC50 Driving after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds 3 – 6

Careless driving

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
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

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
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 when unfit through drugs 3 – 11
CD70 Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for alcohol analysis 3 – 11

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
CD80 Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving 3 – 11
CD90 Causing death by driving: unlicenced/disqualified or uninsured 3 – 11

Reckless/dangerous driving

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
DD10 Causing serious injury by dangerous driving 3 – 11
DD40 Dangerous driving 3 – 11
DD60 Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle 3 – 11
DD80 Causing death by dangerous driving 3 – 11
DD90 Furious driving 3 – 9

Accident offences

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

Code Offence Penalty points
AC10 Failing to stop after an accident 5 – 10
AC20 Failing to give particulars or report an accident within 24 hours 5 – 10
AC30 Undefined accident offencs 4 -9

Traffic directions and signs

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
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 from a constable/warden 3
TS50 Failing to comply with traffic sign (excluding STOP signs of traffic light or double white lines) 3
TS60 Failing to comply with school crossing patrol sign 3
TS70 Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction sign 3

Pedestrian offences

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
PC10 Undefined contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations 3
PC20 Contavention of pedestrian crossing regulations with moving vehicle 3
PC30 Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with stationary vehcile 3

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

Code Offence Penalty Points
MS20 Unlawful pillion riding 3
MS30 Play street offences 2
MS50 Motor racing on the highway 3 – 11
MS60 Offences not covered by other codes (including offences relating to breach of requirements as to control of vehicle) 3
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