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If you have been convicted of a DR70, it means that you have refused to provide a specimen for a breath test on the roadside.
If the police ask you to provide a specimen at any time, whether it be blood, breath or urine, you should give it to them. Failure to do so means you’re breaking the law.
How many penalty points does a DR70 conviction carry?
Unlike many other drink driving convictions, a DR70 only carries four penalty points. A DR70 will also only stay on your licence for four years, rather than 11. You must tell your insurer about any convictions you have, failure to do so could result in your insurance being deemed invalid. Remember, getting 12 or more penalty points on your license means that you will be banned from driving.
What is DR70 insurance?
If you’ve been convicted of any drink driving offence, including a DR70, your insurance premiums could increase dramatically. This is due to insurance companies deeming drink drivers to be a higher risk. In fact, some insurers won’t even provide cover for drivers with these types of convictions. However, if you choose specialist car insurance for drink drivers, you could cut the cost of your premium.
Will a DR70 conviction increase the cost of my car insurance?
Yes, we cannot deny that having a DR70 conviction can affect your premiums negatively. Seeking insurance with convictions can be hard work as some insurers will refuse to cover you, and some will quote unrealistic prices. However, we have business relationships with insurers who will want to cover you and will offer realistic and competitive prices. Insurance is based on risk, insurers will want to work out how likely it is that a claim will develop, and this is the basis on how they generate the quote. Insurers will take many elements into consideration when working out the quote, including your driving record. A driver with a DR70 conviction will be deemed a higher risk than someone with a clean licence. However, even though the premiums you are being quoted may not be as cheap as before you had the DR70 conviction, we can help by providing quotes for people with driving convictions that are both fair and competitive. We can also offer the choice of paying your insurance by direct debit as we understand it can be difficult to pay for your insurance all in one payment. There are things you can do to help keep the prices you are quoted as low as possible, you can for example, opt to install a tracker or dash cam to your vehicle, or you can choose to buy a vehicle which is cheaper to insure than others, we have written a blog regarding cheaper vehicles to insure here. Your premiums should eventually come down as driving convictions do eventually come off your licence, so your DR70 conviction is not something you will need to disclose forever. For now though, Insurance Revolution can put you on the right path, by insuring you correctly and fairly.
Why choose Insurance Revolution for DR70 insurance?
Here at Insurance Revolution, we’re experts in finding cheap car insurance for drink drivers. We are a specialist in the field of insurance companies for drink drivers. We don’t believe that you should pay extortionate prices for your insurance, that’s why we always provide competitive drink driving insurance quotes.
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