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Penalties for breaking the law

Penalties for breaking the law


This page looks at the different penalties you can be given for breaking the law.

Penalties for breaking the law


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 £5,000PCV £5,000Other £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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