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CONSTRUCTION AND USE PENALTY POINTS

CODES CU10 CU20 CU30 CU40 CU50

Construction and Use Codes 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

CONSTRUCTION & USE

Penalty Points

CU10

Using a vehicle with defective brakes

3

CU20

Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of use of unsuitable vehicle or use of a vehicle with parts or accessories (excluding brakes, steering or tyres) in a dangerous condition

3

CU30

Using a vehicle with defective Tyre(s)

3

CU40

Using a vehicle with defective steering

3

CU50

Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load or passengers

3

CU10 CU20 CU30 CU40 CU50 Penalty points 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 with Construction And Use Codes - Simple failures to maintain and service vehicles can lead to a - CU20!


Vehicles Duty of Care - Golden Rules

Drivers are at their most vulnerable immediately following a road 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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