Crash Magnets




This table lists offences and the according punishments for driving crimes in Scotland.

Offence Imprisonment Fine Disqualification Penalty points
*causing death by dangerous driving 14 years Unlimited Obligatory – 2 years minimum 3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)
*Dangerous driving 2 years Unlimited Obligatory 3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)
*Causing death by careless driving under the influence of drink or drugs 14 years Unlimited Obligatory-2 years minimum 3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)
Careless and inconsiderate driving £5,000 Discretionary 3-9
Driving while unfit through drink or drugs or with excess alcohol: or failing to provide a specimen for analysis 6 months £5,000 Obligatory 3-11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)
Failing to stop after an accident or failing to report an accident 6 months £5,000 Discretionary 5-10
Driving when disqualified 6 months (12 months in Scotland) £5,000 Discretionary 6
Driving after refusal or revocation of licence on medical grounds 6 months £5,000 Discretionary 3-6
Driving without insurance £5,000 Discretionary 6-8
Using a vehicle in a dangerous condition LGV £5,000
PCV £5,000Other £2,500
Obligatory if offence committed within 3 years of a previous conviction for the same offence – 6 months minimum otherwise discretionary 3 in each case
Failure to have proper control of vehicle or full view of the road and traffic ahead, or using a hand-held mobile phone while driving £1,000 (£2,500 for PCV or goods vehicle) Discretionary 3
Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence £1,000 Discretionary 3-6
Speeding £1,000 (£2,500 for motorway offences) Discretionary 3-6 or 3 (fixed penalty)
Traffic light offences £1,000 Discretionary 3
No MOT certificate £1,000
Seat belt offences £500
Dangerous cycling £2,500
Careless cycling £1,000
Cycling on pavement £500
Failing to identify driver of a vehicle £1,000 Discretionary 6