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Car insurance after a drink-drive conviction
If you've been convicted of a drink-drive motoring offence and you've served your driving disqualification, you will probably still have points on your driving licence and paid a substantial fine. Your driving licence now carries the DR10 or a similar drink-drive licence endorsement and you're looking forward to getting back behind the wheel. All you need to do now is to find car insurance for a drink-driver and this is where QuoteRack's access to specialist drink-drive car insurance schemes might help you.
How much is car insurance after a drink-drive conviction?
Through our network of specialist insurance brokers, we will enable you to compare drink-drive car insurance quotes from FCA-registered UK insurance brokers that specialise in providing insurance quote for convicted drink-drivers who have completed their period of disqualification and had their driving licence returned from DVLA.
"It felt like I was being punished twice - first with a 12-month driving ban and a DR10 drink-drive conviction imposed by the courts for being slightly over the limit and then again by the insurance companies, who generally will not offer car insurance quotes for drink drivers. It wasn't easy finding a broker who was able to help me with finding a cheap drink drive car insurance quote"
QuoteRack insurance brokers are specialists and understand the difficulty for convicted drink-drivers in finding car insurance - they will be sympathetic to your situation and will do their best to find you a competitive drink drive car insurance quote.
What are the limits for drink-driving?
The Forensic Science Regulator's guide to drug and alcohol limits is available for download.
What are the drink-driving driving licence conviction codes?
The following driving licence endorsement conviction codes will stay on your driving record for 11 years from the date of the conviction:
DR10 - Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit - 3 to 11 penalty points
DR20 - Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink - 3 to 11 penalty points
DR30 - Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis - 3 to 11 penalty points
DR31 - Driving or attempting to drive then refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity - 3 to 11 penalty points
DR61 - Refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive - 10 penalty points
These codes must stay on a driving record for 4 years from the date of the offence or 4 years from date of conviction where a disqualification is imposed:
DR40 - In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit - 10 penalty points
DR50 - In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink - 10 penalty points
DR60 - Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive - 10 penalty points
DR70 - Failing to provide specimen for breath test - 4 penalty points
What's it like to be breathalysed by the Police?
When those blue flashing lights appear in your mirror, you might be about to find out what it feels like to be breathalysed by the Police for drink-driving.
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"I was amazed by some of the insurance premiums I had been quoted after I'd been convicted of drink-driving - driving after a couple of pints was a momentary lapse, a genuine misjudgment and not something that I will ever do again."
"The UK has some of the strictest motoring laws in Europe, including for those found driving under the influence of drink or drugs."