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Overview

If you’re convicted of a motoring offence, the court will fine you and ‘endorse’ your driving licence, ie put penalty points on your driving licence.  How many depends on the offence.  The points are recorded  on your licence against the offence.  Every offence (eg speeding, careless driving) is given a Motoring Offence Code which is entered onto your licence.  Motoring Offence Codes are made up of two letters followed by a number, eg SP30, SP50, CU80.

There are two official records of your Penalty Points.  One is the written record on the paper part of your driving licence.  The other is an electronic record kept by DVLA.  It is important that these records match.  If you get Points from a court they will tell DVLA about this.  If you do not submit your licence to the court, you must send it to DVLA to be updated. If you don’t, DVLA will revoke your driving licence.  They do not always tell drivers that they have done this and many drivers unknowingly drive on a revoked licence as a result (see code LC20, below).

Points stay on your licence for 4 years or longer.  That doesn’t mean they are live for the purposes of totting up.  If  you get 12 points in a three year period, you will get a minimum 6-month ban. (For New Drivers the ban comes at 6 points.)  It is possible to remove the points from your licence once they have expired.

Motoring Offence Codes: Accident Offences

These Motoring Offence Codes must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence.

Motoring Offence Codes: Disqualified driver

These motoring offence codes must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence.

Motoring Offence Codes: Careless Driving

Codes CD10 to CD30 must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence.

Motoring Offence Codes: Construction and Use Offences

These codes must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence.

Motoring Offence Codes: Dangerous Driving (“Reckless Driving”)

These codes must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the conviction.

Driving Under the Influence (Drink or Drugs): Motoring Offence Codes

Motoring Offence Codes DR10 to DR30 must stay on a driving licence for 11 years from the date of the conviction.

Insurance Offences: Motoring Offence Codes

Code IN10 must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence. (6-8 penalty Points)

Licence Offences: Motoring Offence Codes

These motoring offence codes must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence.

Where endorseable, 3-6 Penalty Points.

Miscellaneous Motoring Offence Codes: Motoring Offence Codes

These motoring offence codes must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence.

MS10, 20, 70 & 80: 3 Penalty Points.

MS30: 2 Penalty Points.

MS50: 3-11 Penalty Points.

MS60: As appropriate.

MS90: 6 Penalty Points.

Motorway offences: Motoring Offence Codes

Code MW10 must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence.

MW10: 3 Penalty Points.

Pedestrian Crossings: Motoring Offence Codes

PC10, 20 & 30: 3 Penalty Points.

Speed limits: SP10, 20, 30, 40 & 50: 3-6 Penalty Points (the most common Motoring Offence Codes used)

Traffic direction and signs: Motoring Offence Codes

These motoring offence codes must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence.

       TS10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 & 70: 3 Penalty Points

Special Totting Up : Motoring Offence Codes

Code TT99 must stay on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of conviction.

It shows disqualification under ‘totting-up’ – if the total of Penalty Points reaches 12 or more within 3 years, the driver can be disqualified (or 6 Points for a New Driver).

Theft or Unauthorised Taking: Motoring Offence Codes

          UT50: 3-11 Penalty Points.

 


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