Driving Licence Conviction Codes

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There are a number of driving convictions that drivers can be charged for. Each conviction has its own endorsement code that remains on your licence for a period of time. How long the conviction remains on your licence depends on a number of factors. A number of motoring offence can result in drivers being disqualified from driving.

Most conviction codes remain on your driving licence for four years from the date of the offence. According to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, convictions are “spent” after 5 years, which don’t require you to disclose them to your insurance provider after that time.

Below is a list of motoring conviction complete with the driving licence conviction codes and the amount of penalty points you could receive for each offence. Along with this is also the duration these conviction endorsements remain on your driving licence for.

How long do penalty points stay on your licence?

Most points stay on your licence for four years from the date of the offence. But, this does depend on the conviction. Some only count for the first three years, while others can stay on your licence for up to 11 years. Usually this is in the case of serious offences, such as death by dangerous driving.

Drivers with endorsements on their licences face a range of difficulties as a result of their convictions. We don’t think insurance should be one of them, which is why we specialise in convicted driver vehicle insurance.

You can learn about driving licence codes on our driving licence categories page.

(AC) Accident Offences

Accident (AC) Offences are conviction codes that relate to offences involving traffic accidents. These include failing to stop after an accident, failing to report a road accident etc. If you are involved in a road accident, you are legally required to report it. Failure to do so within 24 hours could result on up to 10 points on your licence. Find out more about accident offences here.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
AC10Failing to stop after an accident5 – 10 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
AC30Undefined accident offences4 – 9 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
AC20Failing to give particulars or report an accident within 24 hours5 – 10 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(BA) Disqualified Driver

Disqualified Driver (BA) convictions apply to drivers caught driving while already disqualified by the court. If you are a disqualified driver, find out more about these convictions below.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
BA30Attempting to drive whilst disqualified by order of court6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
BA10Driving whilst disqualified by order of court6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(CD) Careless Driving

Careless Driving (CD) convictions apply to a range of careless driving offences from driving without due care and attention, all the way up to causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving. You drive carelessly when the standard of your driving is lower than that of a reasonable, prudent and competent driver. Convictions of this nature have the potential to levy the highest number of points on your licence, depending on the severity of your circumstances. Learn more about the variety of careless driving convictions here.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
CD90Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers.3 – 11 points4 years from the date of the convictionView
CD80Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving3 – 11 points4 years from the date of the convictionView
CD70Causing death through careless driving while failing to supply a specimen for analysis3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView
CD60Causing death through careless driving with alcohol level above the limit3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView
CD50Causing death through careless driving while unfit through drugs3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView
CD40Causing death through careless driving while unfit through drink3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView
CD30Driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users3 – 9 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
CD20Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users3 – 9 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
CD10Driving without due care and attention3 – 9 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(CU) Construction and Use Offences

Construction and Use (CU) offences are convictions that relate to the use or condition of your vehicle. This includes offences such as defective tyres and steering, as well as using a mobile phone while driving (CU80) and overloading a vehicle with too many passengers. Besides maintaining due care and attention while driving, regular MOTs and servicing will ensure that your vehicle is kept in proper working condition.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
CU80Using a mobile phone whilst driving a motor vehicle3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
CU50Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load of passengers3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
CU40Using a vehicle with defective steering3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
CU30Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s)3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
CU20Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of use of unsuitable vehicle or using a vehicle with parts or accessories (excluding brakes, steering or tyres) in a dangerous condition3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
CU10Using a vehicle with defective brakes3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(DD) Drink or Drugs

Motor offences that are categorised as drink or drug (DD) related are often the result of innocent mistakes. Unfortunately, drivers with drink driving endorsements on their licence are faced with insurance premiums that are significantly higher than drivers with clean licences. We offer special drink driver car insurance policies so you can save up to 50% on your insurance premium.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
DR40In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit10 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
DR90In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs10 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
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 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView
DR31Driving or attempting to drive then refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView
DR30Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView
DR20Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView
DR10Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView
DR80Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the convictionView

(DD) Reckless / Dangerous Driving

Reckless/Dangerous Driving (DD) convictions are more sever than careless driving convictions. You are considered driving dangerously when you have fallen far below the standard that could be expect of a competent driver, and were considered obviously dangerous to competent and careful drivers. Dangerous means there was a danger of physical injury (however minor) or serious damage to property. It does not have to be proved that anyone was actually injured, that damage actually took place or that anyone felt in danger.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
DD90Furious driving3 – 11 points4 Years from the date of the convictionView
DD80Causing death by dangerous driving3 – 11 points4 Years from the date of the convictionView
DD60Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle3 – 11 points4 Years from the date of the convictionView
DD40Dangerous driving3 – 11 points4 Years from the date of the convictionView
DD10Causing serious injury by dangerous driving3 – 11 points4 Years from the date of the convictionView

(DG) Drug Offences

Drug (DG) offences relate to the use or responsibility of a vehicle while under the effects of drugs. The most serious offences in this category of convictions last on your licence for 11 years, with a maximum of 11 points available.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
DG60Causing death by careless driving with drug level above the limit3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the offenceView
DG10Driving or attempting to drive with drug level above the specified limit3 – 11 points11 Years from the date of the offenceView
DG40In charge of a vehicle while drug level above specified limit10 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(IN) Insurance Offences

Driving without valid insurance (IN10) is often the result of an innocent mistake and is often not intentional. This is commonly because a driver missed a payment or because they unknowingly had the wrong policy. Find out more about a driving without insurance endorsement on your driver’s licence and what it means for you.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
IN10Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks6 – 8 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(LC) Licence Offences

Licence (LC) convictions apply to offences that involve misuse or deception of a driving licence. Licence offences include driving a vehicle after making false fitness claims during your licence application, or otherwise driving in a way not in accordance with your licence.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
LC50Driving after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds3 – 6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
LC40Driving a vehicle having failed to notify a disability3 – 6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
LC30Driving after making a false declaration about fitness when applying for a licence3 – 6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
LC20Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence3 – 6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(MS) Miscellaneous Offences

Miscellaneous (MS) offences apply to a wide range of convictions that aren’t easily categorised. Miscellaneous offences include driving with defective eyesight (MS70), motor racing on the highway (MS50) and a variety of other obscure offences. Find out more about MS conviction codes here.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
MS90Failure to give information as to identity of driver etc6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
MS80Refusing to submit to an eyesight test3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
MS70Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
MS60Offences not covered by other codes (including offences relating to breach of requirements as to control of vehicle)3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
MS50Motor racing on the highway3 – 11 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
MS30Play street offences2 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
MS20Unlawful pillion riding3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
MS10Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(MW) Motorway Offences

Code MW10 must stay on a driving record for 4 years from the date of the offence. This conviction relates to drivers failing to drive in accordance with special road regulations, such as roadworks and motorway rules.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
MW10Contravention of special roads regulations (excluding speed limits)3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(PC) Pedestrian Crossings

Pedestrian crossing (PC) convictions refer to offences involving drivers and pedestrian crossings. Contravention of crossing regulations usually refers to running a red light or parking across a zebra crossing. Find out more about pedestrian crossing offences below:
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
PC30Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with stationary vehicle3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
PC20Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations with moving vehicle3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
PC10Undefined contravention of pedestrian crossing regulations3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(SP) Speed Limits

Speeding convictions are often the result of a little transgression and not usually an intentional offence. Having a speeding conviction will make it harder to find affordable car insurance. A specialist speeding driver car insurance provider can help you arrange the best policy.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
SP50Exceeding speed limit on a motorway3 – 6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
SP40Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit3 – 6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
SP30Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road3 – 6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
SP20Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles)3 – 6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
SP10Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits3 – 6 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(TS) Traffic Direction and Signs

Failure to comply with traffic signals will result in a traffic direction and sign (TS) conviction. The variety of convictions vary depending on which traffic sign you have failed to comply with. TS convictions include Stop sign offences, double white line offences and failure to comply with the direction of a constable/warden. These offences result in 3 points being added to your licence.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
TS70Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction sign3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
TS60Failing to comply with a school crossing patrol sign3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
TS50Failing to comply with traffic sign (excluding ‘stop’ signs, traffic lights or double white lines)3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
TS40Failing to comply with direction of a constable/warden3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
TS30Failing to comply with ‘stop’ sign3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
TS20Failing to comply with double white lines3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView
TS10Failing to comply with traffic light signals3 points4 Years from the date of the offenceView

(TT) Special Code – Totting Up

Have you just finished a 3 year ban from ‘totting up’ points on your licence and are now eager to get back on the roads? Because of the repeat motoring offences, It may be difficult to find an insurance provider who will give you a quote. As a specialist insurance broker, we have totting up insurance schemes to help you find affordable policies.
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
TT99It shows disqualification under ‘totting-up’ – if the total of penalty points reaches 12 or more within 3 years, the driver can be disqualifiedDisqualification Possible4 Years from the date of the ConvictionView

(UT) Theft or Unauthorised Taking

Aggravated taking of a vehicle results in a UT50 conviction, as well as any other criminal convictions that might apply. UT50 convictions offer 3-11 points on your licence. Find out more below:
Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
UT50Aggravated taking of a vehicle3 – 11 points4 years from the date of the offenceView