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Road Traffic Accident Codes Explained

AC10 - AC20 - AC30 Codes and Penalty Points

Road Traffic Accident code AC10 AC20 AC30 for traffic offences are shown on your driver's part 2 driving licence along with the amount of time it will remain there. The driver will also see it on the summons they receive from the authorities (Police, Crown Prosecution Service, Courts Etc.).

You as VDOC manager must monitor the driving licences of all drivers on your companies or oranisations business on a regular basis to ensure that your Vehicles Duty of Care in this area does not catch you out!

N.B.When does the Judgment start? Date of the Offence or the Conviction?

Penalty Code

ACCIDENT

Penalty Points

AC10

Failing to stop after an accident

5 - 10

AC20

Failing to give particulars or to report an accident within 24 hours

5 - 10

AC30

Undefined Accident offences

4 - 9

AC10 AC20 AC30 Penalty points for this offence start from:- The date of the offence

The Penalty points remain on the licence for:- Four (4) Years

Example: Date of offence is 10th January 2010 - the endorsement points must stay on the licence until 10th January 2014

"Totting-up" penalty points

If you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of three years, you'll be liable to be disqualified under the "totting-up" system. This is shown on your licence as - TT99.

Information on your driving entitlement and endorsements are sent to the courts and police on request.

For every offence which carries penalty points the court has a discretionary power to order the licence holder to be disqualified, fined and imprisoned. This may be for Obligatory or Discretionary periods the court thinks fit under court guidelines - HERE


Road Incidents usually happen miles from the place of work!

Get Local Lawyers who understand Road Traffic Law!

The following Vehicles Humour Video shows how a simple exchange of views between driver and wife can turn into a possible - AC30!


Vehicles Duty of Care - Golden Rules

Drivers are at their most vulnerable immediately following a road traffic incident and therefore it is here that you want to be sure that you have done all that you can to support the driver while protecting the company to make sure that the correct procedures will be followed.

A VDOC manager must be able to prove at all times to both management and the authorities that their driving licence records are up to date and that includes Penalty Points!

Signed for - Written instructions and advice to all drivers of vehicles on company business!


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