Do not risk your licence! Work with Britain’s Leading Driving Solicitors.

Providing you with unrivalled motoring defences while delivering professional advice, support and guidance throughout your case.

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