Motoring offences appropriate for imposition of fine or discharge

Effective from: 04 August 2008

Part 1: Offences concerning the driver

Maximum fines

A fine must not exceed the statutory limit. Where this is expressed in terms of a 'level', the maxima are:

Level 1 £200
Level 2 £500
Level 3 £1,000
Level 4 £2,500
Level 5 Unlimited

 

Offence Maximum Points Starting point  Special considerations 
Fail to co-operate with preliminary (roadside) breath test L3 4 B
Fail to give information of driver’s identity as required L3 6 C For limited companies, endorsement is not available; a fine is the only available penalty
Fail to produce insurance certificate L4 A Fine per offence, not per document
Fail to produce test certificate L3 A
Drive otherwise than in accordance with licence (where could be covered) L3 A
Drive otherwise than in accordance with licence L3 3 – 6 A Aggravating factor if no licence ever held
Band ranges
Starting point Range
Fine Band A  50% of relevant weekly income  25 – 75% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band B  100% of relevant weekly income  75 – 125% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band C  150% of relevant weekly income 125 – 175% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band D  250% of relevant weekly income 200 – 300% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band E 400% of relevant weekly income 300 – 500% of relevant weekly income
Fine Band F  600% of relevant weekly income  500 – 700% of relevant weekly income