Driving Offence Codes for Road Traffic Incidents

You may be on this page because you have been accused of committing a road traffic offence, or you suspect you may be approached for something you’ve done on the road. Our extensive breakdown of driving offence codes provides an overview of the different types of offences in each category.

A breakdown of points for driving offences

With each of the driving offence codes, we have listed the most likely number of penalty points given for each of the offences. In more serious cases, we have provided additional detail on further punishment.

Each of the drop-down categories below lists related driving offence codes.

Accumulation of points over three-year period may lead to disqualification, by reaching 12 or more points through ‘totting-up’. If this will impact your ability to work, it is vital to seek professional legal advice.

  • Accidents
  • Disqualified Driver
  • Careless Driving
  • Construction & Use
  • Reckless / Dangerous Driving
  • Drink & Drugs
  • Insurance
  • Licence Offences
  • Miscellaneous
  • Motorway Offences
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Speed Limits
  • Traffic Direction & Signs
  • Special Codes
  • Theft / Unauthorised Taking
  • Non-Endorsable Offence


Contact a Solicitor

If you have received notice of an offence or are expecting one, no matter how serious, please contact our Road Traffic Offences team for expert legal advice or call us on 0161 969 3131.