Driving offence table

What points do I receive

Offence

Imprisonment

Fine

Disqualification

Penalty points

*causing death by dangerous driving

14 years

Unlimited

Obligatory – 2 years minimum

3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)

*Dangerous driving

2 years

Unlimited

Obligatory

3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)

*Causing death by careless driving under the influence of drink or drugs

14 years

Unlimited

Obligatory-2 years minimum

3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)

Careless and inconsiderate driving

     -

£5,000

Discretionary

3-9

Driving while unfit through drink or drugs or with excess alcohol: or failing to provide a specimen for analysis

6 months

£5,000

Obligatory

3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)

Failing to stop after an accident or failing to report an accident

6 months

 

£5,000

Discretionary

5-10

Driving when disqualified

6 months (12 months in Scotland)

£5,000

Discretionary

6

Driving after refusal or revocation of licence on medical grounds

6 months

£5,000

Discretionary

3-6

Driving without insurance

 

 

£5,000 

Discretionary 

6-8

Using a vehicle in a dangerous condition

     -

LGV £5,000

PCV £5,000

Other £2,500

Obligatory if offence committed within 3 years of a previous conviction for the same offence - 6 months minimum otherwise discretionary

3 in each case

Failure to have proper control of vehicle or full view of the road and traffic ahead, or using a hand-held mobile phone while driving

     -

 £1,000 (£2,500 for PCV or goods vehicle)

Discretionary

3

Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

     -

£1,000

Discretionary

3-6

Speeding

     -

£1,000 (£2,500 for motorway offences)

Discretionary

3-6 or 3 (fixed penalty)

Traffic light offences

     -

£1,000

Discretionary

3

No MOT certificate

 

     -

£1,000

 

     -

Seat belt offences

     -

£500

 

     -

Dangerous cycling

     -

£2,500

 

     -

Careless cycling

     -

£1,000

 

     -

Cycling on pavement

     -

£500

 

     -

Failing to identify driver of a vehicle

     -

£1,000 

Discretionary

6

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