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Driving Offences

Volume 281: debated on Wednesday 17 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the driving offences which involve (a) obligatory disqualification and (b) obligatory endorsement, indicating the degree of endorsement for each offence. [37484]

Information on driving offences which attract obligatory disqualification and/or endorsement is given in the table.

Driving offences attracting disqualification or endorsement





Penalty points

RTA S.4(2)Being in charge of mechanically propelled vehicle when unfit to drive through drink or drugsDiscretionaryObligatory10
RTA S.5(1)(a)Driving or attempting to drive with excess alcohol in breath, blood or urineObligatoryObligatory3–11
RTA S.5(1)(b)Being in charge of a motor vehicle with excess alcohol in breath, blood or urineDiscretionaryObligatory10
RTA S.6Failing to provide a specimen of breath for a breath testDiscretionaryObligatory4
RTA S.7Failing to provide specimen for analysis or laboratory testObligatory (in certain cases)Obligatory3–11
RTA S.12Motor racing and speed trials on public waysObligatoryObligatory3–11
RTA S.22Leaving vehicles in dangerous positionsDiscretionaryObligatory (if motor vehicle)3
RTA S.23Carrying passenger on motorcycle contrary to this sectionDiscretionaryObligatory3
RTA S.35Failing to comply with traffic directionsDiscretionary (in certain cases)Obligatory (in certain cases)3
RTA S.36Failing to comply with traffic signsDiscretionary (in certain cases)Obligatory (in certain cases)3
RTA S.40AUsing vehicle in dangerous conditionDiscretionaryObligatory3
RTA S.41ABreach of requirement as to brakes, steering gear or tyresDiscretionaryObligatory3
RTA S.87(1)Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licenceDiscretionary (in certain cases)Obligatory (in certain cases)3–6
RTA S.92(10)Driving after making false declaration as to physical fitnessDiscretionaryObligatory3–6
RTA S.94(3A)Driving after failing to provide information as to disabilitiesDiscretionaryObligatory3–6
RTA S.94ADriving after refusal or revocation of licenceDiscretionaryObligatory3–6
RTA S.96Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight or refusing to submit to test of eyesightDiscretionaryObligatory3
RTA S.103(1)(b)Driving while disqualifiedDiscretionaryObligatory6
RTA S.143Using motor vehicle while uninsuredDiscretionaryObligatory6–8
RTA S.170(4)Failing to stop after accident and give particulars or report accidentDiscretionaryObligatory5–10
RTA S.172Failure of person keeping vehicle to inform police as to identity of driver in the case of certain offencesDiscretionary (in certain cases)Obligatory (in certain cases)3

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

RTRA S.16(1)Contravention of temporary prohibition or restrictionDiscretionary (in certain cases)Obligatory (in certain cases)3–6
RTRA S.17(4)Use of special road contrary to scheme or regulationsDiscretionary (in certain cases)Obligatory (in certain cases)3–6
RTAR S.25(5)Contravention of pedestrian crossing regulationsDiscretionary (in case of motor vehicle)Obligatory (in case of motor vehicle)3
RTRA S.28(3)Not stopping at school crossingDiscretionary (in case of motor vehicle)Obligatory (in case of motor vehicle)3
RTRA S.29(3)Contravention of order relating to street playgroundDiscretionary (in case of motor vehicle)Obligatory (in case of motor vehicle)2
RTRA S.89(1)Exceeding speed limitDiscretionaryObligatory3–11

Other offences

Manslaughter by the driver of a motor vehicleObligatoryObligatory3–11
Aggravated vehicle taking under Section 12A of Theft Act 1968ObligatoryObligatory3–11