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DR30, DR60 - Failing to provide a specimen for analysis

Under s.7(6) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to fail to provide a specimen for analysis when required to do so.


Fail to provide specimen for analysis penalties

The penalties imposed upon conviction of failing to provide an evidential specimen of breath, blood or urine depend on whether a person was driving, attempting to drive or in charge of a vehcile.

Any person disqualified for failing to provide a specimen for analysis will be classified as a high risk offender and will be required to take and pass a DVLA medical before they will be issued with a driving licence upon expiration of any disqualification.


Fail to provide specimen while driving or attempting to drive

DVLA Endorsement Code: DR30

A DR30 driving licence endorsement will remain on a driving licence for 11 years from date of conviction.

Driving disqualification: minimum 12 month disqualification

Maximum fine: Unlimited

Minimum fine: Band B fine (75 - 125% of relevant weekly income)

A prison sentence of up to 26 weeks or a community order can also be imposed upon conviction of failing to provide a specimen while driving or attempting to drive.

View sentencing guidelines for this offence


Fail to provide specimen while in charge of a vehicle

DVLA Endorsement Code: DR60

A DR60 driving licence endorsement will remain on a driving licence for 4 years from the date of the offence or for 4 years from the date of conviction if a driving disqualification is imposed.

Driving disqualification: 6 - 12 month disqualification (disqualification not mandatory, if no disqualification 10 penalty points)

Maximum fine: £2,500 (level 4 fine)

Minimum fine: Band B fine (75 - 125% of relevant weekly income)

A prison sentence of up to 6 weeks or a community order can also be imposed upon conviction of failing to provide a specimen while in charge of a vehicle.

View sentencing guidelines for this offence


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