7. Offences for which penalty notices are available

The tables below list the offences covered in the MCSG for which penalty notices are available and the amount of penalty. Consult your legal adviser for further guidance.

Penalty notices for disorder

Offence  Legislation  Amount
Criminal damage (where damage under £500 in value, and not normally where damage over £300) Criminal Damage Act 1971, s.1 £90
Disorderly behaviour Public Order Act 1986, s.5 £90
Drunk and disorderly Criminal Justice Act 1967, s.91 £90
Sale of alcohol to drunk person on relevant premises (not including off-licenses) Licensing Act 2003, s.141  £90
Sale of alcohol to person under 18 (staff only; licensees should be subject of a summons) Licensing Act 2003, s.146  £90
Theft from a shop (where goods under £200 in value, and not normally where goods over £100) Theft Act 1968, s.1  £90

Fixed penalty notices

Offence Legislation Amount Penalty points
Brakes, steering or tyres defective Road Traffic Act 1988, s.41A £200 3
Breach of other construction and use requirements Road Traffic Act 1988, s.42 £100 or £200 3
Careless driving Road Traffic Act 1988, s.3 £100 3
Driving other than in accordance with licence Road Traffic Act 1988, s.87(1) £100 3
Failing to comply with police officer signal Road Traffic Act 1988, s.35 £100 3
Failing to comply with traffic sign Road Traffic Act 1988, s.36 £100 3
Failing to supply details of driver’s identity Road Traffic Act 1988, s.172 £200 6
No insurance Road Traffic Act 1988, s.143 £300 6
No test certificate Road Traffic Act 1988, s.47 £100
Overloading/exceeding axle weight Road Traffic Act 1988, s.41B £100 to £300
Pelican/zebra crossing contravention Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.25(5) £100 3
Railway fare evasion (where penalty notice scheme in operation by train operator) Railways (Penalty Fares) Regulations 1994 £20 or twice the full single fare to next stop, whichever is greater
Seat belt offences £100 Road Traffic Act 1988, s.14 and s.15(2) or 15(4) £100
School non-attendance Education Act 1996, s.444(1) £60 if paid within 21 days; £120 if paid within 28 days
Speeding Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.89(1) £100 3
Using hand-held mobile phone while driving Road Traffic Act 1988, s.41D From 1 March 2017 £200 6
Using vehicle in dangerous condition Road Traffic Act 1988, s.40A £100 3