Information on driver’s license violation codes

Driving convictions generally result in a fine and points on your license. Typically, these endorsements are records, which are against the offender for a minimum of four years and a maximum of up to eleven years, depending on the severity of the motor violation. The offender can view their records online and check the penalty points and term associated with the offense. You may be disqualified from driving if the number of points accumulated exceeds 12 within a period of 3 years or less.

Codes and fines

Each offense and endorsement is identified by its own unique code and has certain penalty points associated with it. There are different types of crimes, such as:

• Related to accidents

• Driver disqualification

• Careless or irresponsible driving

• Vehicle status

• Dangerous or reckless driving

• DUI

• Sure

• Several

Some of the infractions with their codes and sanctions are shown below.

Accident-related crimes

Offense code / Description / Penalty points

AC10 / Hit and Run case. Driver does not stop after being involved in an accident / 5 – 10

AC20 / The driver does not report or deliberately does not report an accident within 24 hours / 5 – 10

AC 30 / Miscellaneous accident offenses / 4 – 9

Disqualified or suspended driving offenses

Offense code / Description / Penalty points

BA10 / Driving a vehicle when it has been disqualified by court order / 6

BA30 / Attempting to drive a vehicle suspended or disqualified by a court / 6

BA40 / Causing death by driving while disqualified from driving / 3 – 11

BA60 / Causing Serious Injury on Disqualified License / 3 – 11

Careless Driving Crimes

Offense code / Description / Penalty points

BA10 / Driving a vehicle when it has been disqualified by court order / 6

BA30 / Attempting to drive a vehicle suspended or disqualified by a court / 6

BA40 / Causing death by driving while disqualified from driving / 3 – 11

BA60 / Causing Serious Injury on Disqualified License / 3 – 11

Using a vehicle in poor condition

Offense code / Description / Penalty points

CU10 / Driving a vehicle with defective breakages / 3

CU20 / Creating a dangerous situation when driving an unsuitable vehicle / 3

CU30 / Driving a vehicle with worn or damaged tires / 3

CU40 / Driving a vehicle with a defective steering wheel / 3

Reckless driving

Offense code / Description / Penalty points

DD10 / Dangerous Driving Causing Serious Injury / 3 – 11

DD40 / Reckless or Dangerous Driving / 3-11

DD60 / Involuntary manslaughter for reckless driving / 3-11

DD80 / Causing death by dangerous or reckless driving / 3 – 11

These are some of the infractions along with their penalty points and their description. For more information on crime codes visit http://www.licencecheck.co.uk/driving-licence-offence-codes