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A driving licence endorsement is classed as a conviction. The rehabilitation period for driving licence endorsements is a period of five years, after which they will be classed as 'spent'. You must declare all 'unspent' convictions to insurers when required to do so.
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Compare quotes from insurance companies who specialise in offering affordable insurance cover to drivers with DR10 licence endorsements.
It can be difficult to find affordable car insurance cover with a drink driving conviction. Some insurers will simply refuse to insure drivers with drink drive convictions while other insurance companies will load the premiums so much that it is simply unaffordable.
Drinkdriving.org has partnered with several specialist insurance providers and brokers who all specialise in providing affordable insurance cover to drivers who have previously been banned from driving for committing offences such as drink driving.
Simply click the get quote button above, fill out a short insurance quote form and you will receive quotes from multiple insurers who all specialise in insuring drivers with convictions such as drink driving.
Drivers who have been convicted of drink driving will encounter significantly higher insurance premiums compared to what they were previously paying.
Some insurance companies will simply not even consider insuring drivers with drink driving convictions! The bad news is this is unavoidable.
The good news is many insurance companies specialise in providing cover for drivers with convictions and it may not actually cost as much as you think to insure a car if you are a convicted drink driver with an endorsement on your driving licence.
It pays to shop around for car insurance, especially when you are a drink driver convicted of a motoring offence such as drink driving.
The difference between prices from one insurance company to another can be vast, literally hundreds of pounds!
The insurance comparison service we use allows convicted drivers to obtain insurance quotes from multiple insurance companies who specialise in providing non-standard, high risk insurance policies for convicted drink drivers.
Research has shown that many drink drivers learn from past mistakes and the chances of re-offending are often slim. Only around 12% of offenders are convicted of a second offence within 10 years.
How long do I have to declare a drink driving conviction to insurers?
You have to declare a drink driving conviction to insurers for a period of five years beginning from the date you were convicted. After five years your drink driving conviction will be classed as 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Spent convictions do not need to be declared to insuance companies and any insurance company who relies on endorsements relating to spent convictions in order to disadvantage a driver and increase premiums is committing an unlawful breach of their statutory duty.
All driving licence endorsements have a five year rehabilitation period before they are classed as spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
Drink Driving Conviction Codes
Drink driving is not the only motoring offence that can increase the cost of insurance premiums. Convicted drivers who have any of the following endorsements on their driving licence could also face increased costs for car insurance:
Tips to reduce cost of car insurance After Drink Driving Conviction
Many insurance companies recognise and take into account the completion of The Drink Driving Rehabilitation Course.
Completing the drink driving course could see a reduction in insurance premiums and will decrease the length of your driving ban by up to twenty five percent.
As well as attending the drink driving rehabilitation course here are a few more tips to help you decrease your car insurance premiums:
- Accept a higher voluntary excess. Virtually all car insurance companies will require you pay a minimum voluntary excess, this is the amount you pay towards the cost of any claim made on your insurance policy. The higher this is, the less your insurance premium will be.
- Limit the policy to cover to only specific named drivers as opposed to allowing anyone to drive the insured car with your permission.
- Try to lower your annual mileage. The less you drive, the less likely you are to be involved in an accident.
- Increase vehicle security. Motor vehicles available in the UK market are assessed by the insurance industry's research centre Thatcham to establish the level of standard fit security. Owners of vehicles that are fitted with security systems that meet the Thatcham criteria may well benefit from reduced premiums. Older cars may also benefit if subsequently fitted with a security system that meets the criteria.
- Keep your car in a secure location such as a garage or driveway when not in use.
Adding a responsible driver to the policy who has a good clean driving record with no convictions or claims could also help to keep premiums low, especially if the driver in question will drive the car quite a lot in which case it may work out even cheaper if they were on the policy as the main driver.
Another factor to consider is the insurance group rating of your car. All cars are listed under a particular insurance group. The greater the cost of a car to repair and the greater the engine size & speed of a car usually means it will fall into a higher insurance group rating. The higher the insurance group rating, the higher the insurance premium will be. The reverse is also true.
Consider getting a car with a low insurance group rating when you first take to the roads after a driving ban, this will help reduce your premium until your driving record improves again (this will usually be five years after any driving conviction/offence).
FCA - Financial Conduct Authority - The Financial Conduct Authority regulates the financial services industry in the UK, including motor insurance companies.
Motor Insurers' Bureau - The MIB provides compensation to people who are unable to pursue a valid claim against another driver following a road traffic accident because the other party is either a) not insured b) not known/traceable or c) was insured by an insurance company who is now in liquidation.
Financial Ombudsman - The financial ombudsman were set up by Parliament in order to help settle any complaints or disputes between consumers and businesses that provide financial services (insurance companies) free of charge.
View your driving licence online - View your driving licence information online. Includes details of all disqualifications, penalty points & driving licence endorsements.
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