There are two types of fixed penalty tickets, endorsable and non-endorsable.
- Endorsable tickets mean that you will get 3 points on your licence and a £100 fine (but be aware that is the penalty for the majority of tickets, there are a few variations where it is more, not having insurance is one example).
- A non-endorsable ticket means that you will receive a £50 fine (some are higher) but do not get any points on your licence.
- Certain parking offences are eligible for a £30 non-endorsable ticket.
It depends what offence has been committed as to which type of fixed penalty ticket you will receive. It is not automatic that you are given a fixed penalty ticket if you commit one of these offences, you could be prosecuted through the normal channels.
A few examples of endorsable and non endorsable tickets are -
- going through a red light
- using mobile phone whilst driving
- pedestrian crossing offences
- no insurance (£300 and 6 penalty points)
- drive a vehicle with no MOT (£100)
- fail to comply with a traffic sign, for example,
- give way sign
- roundabout sign
- vehicle priority sign
- give way road markings
- failing to wear a seatbelt
- parking offences (£30)