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SP30: What Does it Mean?

SP30 is an offence code that means exceeding a statutory speed limit on the public road. It does not mean, as is often thought, an offence of exceeding a 30mph speed limit, but can be any statutory speed limit on a public road. SP30 offences usually carry a fine and between 3-6 penalty points.


This is not the only code relating to speeding offences, all carry between 3-6 points:

SP20 Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles)

SP30 Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road

SP50 Exceeding speed limit on a motorway.


Other common driving offence codes are:

AC10 Failing to stop after an accident                                                                                               5-10 points

CD10 Driving without due care and attention                                                                                 3-9 points

CD20 Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users                                       3-9 points

CU80 Breach of requirement as to control of the vehicle, such as using a mobile phone    3-6 points

DR10 Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit                                           3-11 points

DR50 In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink                                                                    10 points

IN10 Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks                                                               6-8 points

LC20 Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence                                                           3-6 points

TS10 Failing to comply with traffic light signals                                                                               3 points

TS20 Failing to comply with double white lines                                                                               3 points

TS30 Failing to comply with a ‘stop’ sign                                                                                           3 points


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