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Motoring - Check Your Employees Driving Licences
The Legal Aspects of Motoring in the UK
UK Driving Licence Categories
Standard Driving licences for Passenger Cars
Motorcycle-Moped Licences
Minibuses and Commercial Vehicles
Towing Trailers
Licence Duration
Endorsement Offence Codes
Holders of Overseas Licences
Driving Licence Checking Procedures
Drivers Licence checklist
Appendix A - Vehicle Category Descriptions
Appendix B - Annotated Sample Driving Licence
Appendix C - DVLA medical standards
Appendix D - Endorsement Offence Codes
Appendix E - Designated countries (non-EC) and Gibraltar

Motoring – Check Your Employees’ Driving Licences

Appendix D – Endorsement Offence Codes

Code Offence Penalty Points
Accident offences
AC10 Failing to stop after an accident 5-10
AC20 Failing to give particulars or to report an accident within 24 hours 5-10
AC30 Undefined accident offences 4-9
Disqualified driver
BA10 Driving while disqualified by order of court 6
BA30 Attempting to drive while disqualified by order of court 6
Careless Driving
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
CD40 Causing death by 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 with alcohol level above the limit 3-11
CD70 Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for alcohol analysis 3-11
CD71 Causing death by careless driving then failing to supply a specimen for drug analysis 3-11
Construction and use offences
CU10 Using a vehicle with defective brakes 3
CU20 Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of use of unsuitable vehicle or using a vehicle 3
with parts/accessories (excluding brakes, steering or tyres) in a dangerous condition
3
CU30 Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s) 3
CU40 Using a vehicle with defective steering 3
CU50 Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load/passengers 3
Reckless/dangerous driving
DD40 Dangerous driving 3-11
DD60 Manslaughter or culpable homicide while driving a vehicle 3-11
DD80 Causing death by dangerous driving 3-11
Drink or drugs
DR10 Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above 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 alcohol analysis 3-11
DR40 In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above 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 10 to drive 10
DR70 Failing to provide a specimen for breath test 4
DR80 Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs 3-11
DR90 In charge of a vehicle when unfit through drugs 10
Insurance offences
IN10 Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks 6-8
Licence offences
LC20 Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence 3-6
LC30 Driving after making a false declaration about fitness when applying for a licence 3-6
LC40 Driving a vehicle having failed to notify a disability 3-6
LC50 Driving after a licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds 3-6
Miscellaneous offences
MS10 Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position 3
MS20 Unlawful pillion riding 3
MS30 Play street offence 2
MS50 Motor racing on the highway 3-11
MS60 Offence not covered by other codes as appropriate  
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 3
Motorway offences
MW10 Contravention of Special Roads Regulations (excluding speed limits) 3
Pedestrian crossings
PC10 Undefined Contravention of Pedestrian Crossing Regulations 3
PC20 Contravention of Pedestrian Crossing Regulations with moving vehicle 3
PC30 Contravention of Pedestrian Crossing Regulations with stationary vehicle 3
Speed limits
SP10 Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits 3-6
SP20 Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles) 3-6
SP30 Exceeding statutory speed limit on public road 3-6
SP40 Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit 3-6
SP50 Exceeding speed limit on a motorway 3-6
SP60 Undefined speed limit offence 3-6
Traffic directions and signs
TS10 Failing to comply with traffic lights 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 of a constable/warden 3
TS50 Failing to comply with traffic sign (excluding ‘Stop’ signs, traffic lights or double white lines) 3
TS60 Failing to comply with a school crossing patrol sign 3
TS70 Undefined failure to comply with a traffic direction sign 3
Totting disqualifications
TT99 Totting up disqualification (12 penalty points within three years calculated from offence date)
Theft or unauthorised taking
UT50 Aggravated taking of a vehicle 3-11
Aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring
Offences as coded above, but 0 is changed to 2, e.g. LC20 becomes LC22
Causing or permitting
Offences as coded above, but 0 is changed to 4, e.g. LC20 becomes LC24
Inciting
Offences as coded above, but 0 is changed to 6, e.g. LC20 becomes LC26
Non-endorsable, disqualifiable offences
In cases where the offence is a non-endorsable one, i.e. the details do not appear on the driving licence, the following range of NE codes should be used when notifying:
  • a disqualification period
  • a reduction in an existing disqualification period
  • removal of a disqualification period
NE96 This code should be used to notify non-endorsable disqualifications (maximum period two years) and any amendments/removals under the provisions of the Child Support Pensions and Social Security Act 2000, which came into force on 2nd April 2001.
NE98 This code should be used to notify non-endorsable disqualifications under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000, which came into force on 1st January 2004.
NE99 This code should be used to notify non-endorsable disqualifications under the Theft Act 1968 and any others, which are not already covered by the NE96 and NE98 codes.


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