Maximum Penalties for Failing to Stop After, or Report, an Accident

Law, Your duty and the Penalties for Failing to Stop After




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Law, Your duty and the Penalties for Failing to Stop After

Offence Maximprisonment Maxfine Disqualification Penalty points
Causing death by dangerous driving (DD80) 14 years Unlimited Obligatory – 2 years minimum 3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)
Dangerous driving (DD40) 2 years Unlimited Obligatory 3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)
Causing death by careless driving under the influence of drink (CD40) or drugs (CD50) 14 years Unlimited Obligatory – 2 years minimum 3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)
Careless (CD10) and inconsiderate (CD20) driving  – £5,000 Discretionary 3-9
Driving while unfit through drink (DR20) or drugs (DR80) or with excess alcohol (DR10), or failing to provide a specimen for analysis (DR30) 6 months £5,000 Obligatory 3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)
Failing to stop after an accident (AC10) or failing to report an accident (AC20) 6 months £5,000 Discretionary 5-10
Driving when disqualified (BA10, BA30) 6 months £5,000 Discretionary 6
Driving after refusal or revocation of licence on medical grounds (LC50) 6 months £5,000 Discretionary 3-6
Driving without insurance (IN10)  – £5,000 Discretionary 6-8
Using a vehicle in a dangerous condition (CU20)

 

(LGV = Large Goods Vehicle; PCV = Passenger Carrying Vehicle)

 – LGV/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 (CU80)  –  £1,000 (£2,500 for PCV or goods vehicle) Discretionary 3
Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence (LC20)  – £1,000 Discretionary 3-6
Speeding (SP10, SP20, SP30, SP40, SP50, SP60: depending on type of vehicle)  – £1,000 (£2,500 for motorway offences) Discretionary 3-6 or 3 (fixed penalty)
Traffic light offences (TS10)  – £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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