Understanding MVR Codes

Updated: Jul 15



The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) created standardized codes nationwide to assist states' driver licensing agencies (DMV) in identifying the type of driver convictions and moving violations.


At Seamless Search, our reports define the type of violation for you. Below are a list of the ACD codes from AAMVA in case want to further review your reports.


A04 – Driving under the influence of alcohol with BAC at or over .04 (PLI = Prescribed Limit)

A08 – Driving under the influence of alcohol with BAC at or over .08

A10 – Driving under the influence of alcohol with BAC at or over .10

A11 – Driving under the influence of alcohol with BAC at or over _ _ (detail field required)

A12 – Refused to submit to test for alcohol – Implied Consent Law

A20 – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

A21 – Driving under the influence of alcohol

A22 – Driving under the influence of drugs

A23 – Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs

A24 – Driving under the influence of medication not intended to intoxicate

A25 – Driving while impaired

A26 – Drinking alcohol while operating a vehicle

A31 – Illegal possession of alcohol

A33 – Illegal possession of drugs (controlled substances)

A35 – Possession of open alcohol container

A41 – Driver violation of ignition interlock or immobilization device

A50 – Motor vehicle used in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing a controlled substance

A60 – Underage Convicted of Drinking and Driving at .02 or higher BAC

A61 – Underage Administrative Per Se – Drinking and Driving at .02 or higher BAC

A60 – Underage Convicted of Drinking and Driving at .02 or higher BAC

A61 – Underage Administrative Per Se – Drinking and Driving at .02 or higher BAC

A90 – Administrative Per Se for .10 BAC

A94 – Administrative Per Se for .04 BAC

A98 – Administrative Per Se for .08 BAC

B01 – Hit and run – failure to stop and render aid after accident

B02 – Hit and run – failure to stop and render aid after accident – Fatal accident

B03 – Hit and run – failure to stop and render aid after accident – Personal injury accident

B04 – Hit and run – failure to stop and render aid after accident – Property damage accident

B05 – Leaving accident scene before police arrive

B06 – Leaving accident scene before police arrive – Fatal accident

B07 – Leaving accident scene before police arrive – Personal injury accident

B08 – Leaving accident scene before police arrive – Property damage accident

B14 – Failure to reveal identity after fatal or personal injury accident

B19 – Driving while out of service order is in effect and transporting 16 or more passengers, including the driver and/or transporting hazardous materials that require a placard

B20 – Driving while license withdrawn

B21 – Driving while license barred

B22 – Driving while license canceled

B23 – Driving while license denied

B24 – Driving while license disqualified

B25 – Driving while license revoked

B26 – Driving while license suspended

B27 – General driving while out of service order is in effect

B41 – Possess or provide counterfeit or altered driver license (includes DL, CDL, and Instruction Permit) or ID

B51 – Expired or no driver license (includes DL, CDL, and Instruction Permit)

B56 – Driving a CMV without obtaining a CDL

B61 – Failed to file accident report

B63 – Failed to file future proof of financial responsibility

B64 – Failed to file insurance certification

B65 – Failed to file medical certification/disability information

B91 – Improper classification or endorsement on driver license (includes DL, CDL, and Instruction Permit)

D02 – Misrepresentation of identity or other facts on application for driver license (includes DL, CDL, and Instruction Permit)

D06 – Misrepresentation of identity or other facts to obtain alcohol

D07 – Possess multiple driver licenses (includes DL, CDL, and Instruction Permit)

D10 – Manufacture or make false driver license (includes DL, CDL, and Instruction Permit)

D16 – Show or use improperly – Driver license (includes DL, CDL, and Instruction Permit)

D27 – Violate limited license conditions

D29 – Violate restrictions of driver license (includes DL, CDL, and Instruction Permit)

D35 – Failure to comply with financial responsibility law

D36 – Failure to maintain required liability insurance

D37 – Failure to pay for damages or make installment payment

D38 – Failure to post security or obtain release from liability

D39 – Unsatisfied judgment

D45 – Failure to appear for trial or court appearance

D51 – Failure to make required payment of child support

D53 – Failure to make required payment of fine and costs (detail sometimes required)

D56 – Failure to answer a citation, pay fines, penalties and/or costs related to the original violation (detail sometimes required)

D70 – Driver’s view obstructed

D72 – Inability to control vehicle

D74 – Operating a motor vehicle improperly because of drowsiness

D75 – Operating a motor vehicle improperly due to physical or mental disability

D78 – Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle

E01 – Operating without equipment as required by law

E02 – Operating without brakes as required by law

E03 – Operating without HAZMAT safety equipment as required by law

E04 – Operating without HAZMAT placards/markings as required by law

E05 – Operating without lights as required by law

E06 – Operating without school bus equipment as required by law

E23 – Use of radar or laser detector prohibited by law

E31 – Defective brakes

E33 – Defective HAZMAT safety devices

E34 – Defective lights

E36 – Defective school bus equipment

E37 – Defective tires

E50 – Failure to use equipment as required

E51 – Failure to use brakes

E53 – Failure to use HAZMAT safety devices as required

E54 – Failure to use headlight dimmer as required

E55 – Failure to use lights as required

E56 – Failure to use school bus safety equipment as required

E57 – Failure to use snow tires or chains as required

E70 – Equipment used improperly or obstructed

E71 – Brakes used improperly

F02 – Child or youth restraint not used properly as required

F03 – Motorcycle safety equipment not used properly as required

F04 – Seat belt not used properly as required

F05 – Carrying unsecured passengers in open area of vehicle

F06 – Improper operation of or riding on a motorcycle

F34 – Stopping, standing, or parking: obstructing or impeding traffic

F66 – Unsafe condition of vehicle (no specified component)

M02 – Failure to obey barrier

M03 – Failure to obey construction or maintenance zone markers

M04 – Failure to obey flagger

M05 – Failure to obey lane markings or signal

M08 – Failure to obey police or peace officer

M09 – For all drivers, failure to obey railroad-highway grade crossing restrictions not specifically noted in other railroad-highway grade crossing related codes.

M10 – For all drivers, failure to obey a traffic control device or the directions of an enforcement official at a railroad-highway grade crossing.

M11 – Failure to obey restricted lane

M12 – Failure to obey safety zone

M13 – Failure to obey school crossing guard

M14 – Failure to obey sign or traffic control device

M15 – Failure to obey stop sign

M16 – Failure to obey traffic signal or light

M17 – Failure to obey traffic sign

M18 – Failure to obey warning light or flasher

M19 – Failure to obey yield sign

M20 – For drivers who are not required to always stop, failure to slow down at a railroad highway grade crossing and check that tracks are clear of approaching train.

M21 – For drivers who are not required to always stop, failure to stop before reaching tracks at a railroad-highway grade crossing when the tracks are not clear.

M22 – For drivers who are always required to stop, failure to stop as required before driving onto railroad-highway grade crossing.

M23 – For all drivers, failing to have sufficient space to drive completely through the railroad-highway grade crossing without stopping.

M24 – For all drivers, failing to negotiate a railroad-highway grade crossing because of insufficient undercarriage clearance.

M25 – Failure to stop – basic rule at unsigned intersection or when entering roadway from private driveway, alley, etc.

M30 – Following improperly

M31 – Failure to leave sufficient distance for overtaking by other vehicles

M32 – Following emergency vehicle unlawfully

M33 – Following fire equipment unlawfully

M34 – Following too closely

M40 – Improper lane or location

M41 – Failure to keep in proper lane

M42 – Improper or erratic (unsafe) lane changes

M43 – Ran off road

M44 – Improper lane or location – crossover

M45 – Improper lane or location – crosswalk

M46 – Improper lane or location – entrance/exit ramp or way

M47 – Improper lane or location – in bicycle lane

M48 – Improper lane or location – in occupied lane

M49 – Improper lane or location – in HOV or restricted lane

M50 – Improper lane or location – limited access highway

M51 – Improper lane or location – median

M55 – Improper lane or location – on rail or streetcar tracks

M56 – Improper lane or location – on fire hose

M57 – Improper lane or location – oncoming traffic lane

M58 – Improper lane or location – road shoulder, ditch or sidewalk

M60 – Improper lane or location – slower vehicle lane

M61 – Improper lane or location – straddling center line(s)

M62 – Improper lane or location – traveling in turn (or center) lane

M70 – Improper passing

M71 – Passing in violation of posted sign or pavement marking

M72 – Passing in violation of opposite directions restriction

M73 – Passing on wrong side

M74 – Passing on hill or curve

M75 – Passing school bus displaying warning not to pass

M76 – Passing where prohibited

M77 – Passing with insufficient distance or visibility

M80 – Reckless, careless, or negligent driving

M81 – Careless driving

M82 – Inattentive driving

M83 – Negligent driving

M84 – Reckless driving

N01 – Failure to yield right of way (FTY ROW)

N02 – FTY ROW to animal rider or animal-drawn vehicle

N03 – FTY ROW to cyclist

N04 – FTY ROW to emergency vehicle (i.e. ambulance, fire equipment, police, etc.)

N05 – FTY ROW to funeral procession, procession or parade

N06 – FTY ROW to other vehicle

N07 – FTY ROW to overtaking vehicle

N08 – FTY ROW to pedestrian (includes handicapped or blind)

N09 – FTY ROW to school bus

N20 – FTY ROW at crosswalk

N21 – FTY ROW at rotary

N22 – FTY ROW at stop sign

N23 – FTY ROW at traffic sign

N24 – FTY ROW at traffic signal

N25 – FTY ROW at unsigned intersection

N26 – FTY ROW at yield sign

N30 – FTY ROW when warning displayed on other vehicle

N31 – FTY ROW when turning

N40 – Failure to use or improper signal

N41 – Failure to cancel directional signals

N42 – Failure to signal intention to pass

N43 – Failure to signal lane change or turn

N44 – Giving wrong signal

N50 – Improper turn

N51 – Improper method of turning

N52 – Improper position for turning

N53 – Making improper left turn

N54 – Making improper right turn

N55 – Making improper turn around (not U turn)

N56 – Making improper U turn

N60 – Driving wrong way

N61 – Driving wrong way at rotary intersection

N62 – Driving wrong way on divided highway

N63 – Driving wrong way on one way street or road

N70 – Driving on wrong side

N71 – Driving on wrong side of divided highway

N72 – Driving on wrong side of undivided street or road

N80 – Coasting (operating with gears disengaged)

N82 – Improper backing

N83 – Improper starting

N84 – Unsafe operation

S01 – 01-05 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S06 – 06-10 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S15 – Speeding 15 mph or more above speed limit (detail optional)

S16 – 16-20 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S21 – 21-25 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S26 – 26-30 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S31 – 31-35 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S36 – 36-40 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S41 – 41+ > Speed limit (detail optional)

S51 – 01-10 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S71 – 21-30 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S81 – 31-40 > Speed limit (detail optional)

S91 – 41+ > Speed limit (detail optional)

S92 – Speeding – Speed limit and actual speed (detail required)

S93 – Speeding

S94 – Prima Facie speed violation or driving too fast for conditions

S95 – Speed contest (racing) on road open to traffic

S96 – Speed less than minimum

S97 – Operating at erratic or suddenly changing speeds

S98 – Speeding on freeway (“wasting fuel”)

U01 – Fleeing or evading police or roadblock

U02 – Resisting arrest

U03 – Using a motor vehicle in connection with a felony (not traffic offense)

U04 – Using a motor vehicle in connection with a misdemeanor (not traffic offense)

U05 – Using a motor vehicle to aid and abet a felon

U06 – Vehicular assault

U07 – Vehicular homicide

U08 – Vehicular manslaughter

U09 – Negligent homicide while operating a CMV

U10 – Causing a fatality through the negligent operation of a CMV

U21 – Illegal operation of emergency vehicle

U31 – Violation resulting in fatal accident

* – Withdrawal resulting from one designated conviction-

W00 – Withdrawal, Non-ACD violation

W01 – Accumulation of convictions (including point systems and/or being judged a habitual offender or violator)

W09 – Failure to surrender HAZMAT endorsement as required by the USA PATRIOT Act

W13 – Parental consent withdrawn

W14 – Physical or mental disability

W15 – Physicians’ or specialists’ report recommended

W20 – Unable to pass DL test(s) or meet qualifications

W30 – Two serious violations within three years

W31 – Three serious violations within three years

W40 – The accumulation of two or more major offenses

W41 – An additional major offense after reinstatement

W50 – The accumulation of two out-of-service order general violations (violations not covered by W51) within ten years

W51 – The second out-of-service order violations within ten years while transporting 16 or more passengers, including the driver and/or transporting hazardous materials that require a placard

W52 – The accumulation of three or more out-of-service order violations within ten years

W60 – The accumulation of two RRGC violations within three years

W61 – The accumulation of three or more RRGC violations within three years

W70 – Imminent hazard


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