With a DR80 endorsement on your license, you need specialist insurance. Having been charged with driving while on drugs, you will find it hard to get back on the road with decent car insurance. Any insurance quotes you get will be charged at a high premium because of the endorsement. Insurers consider you an increased risk and will up premiums accordingly.
A DR80 endorsement is applied to your license when you are convicted of driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drugs.
If convicted of failing to supply a specimen, your DR80 endorsement remains on your driver’s licence for 11 years from the date of your conviction. In addition to any other punishment, you will receive 3-11 points on your license. If you acquire 12 or more points within 3 years, you will also be banned from driving.
|Driving Licence Conviction Code||Motoring Offence||Penalty Points||Duration Conviction Stays on your Licence|
|DR80||Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs||3 – 11 points||11 Years from the date of the conviction|
Motor offences that are classed as drink or drug related are often the result of innocent mistakes. Unfortunately, drivers with drink driving endorsements on their licence are faced with insurance premiums that are significantly higher than drivers with clean licences. We offer special drug driver car insurance policies so you can save up to 50% on your insurance premium.
It is essential that you disclose any and all convictions you have when shopping for car insurance. Failure to disclose is a breach of the law and will invalidate your insurance. Plus, if you are stopped by the police, you will receive a driving ban. This will make finding insurers willing to cover you in the future extremely difficult.
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