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A CU30 conviction is given for using a vehicle with defective tyres. CU30 conviction car insurance can be expensive, with the endorsement lasting for several years. Car insurance companies look suspiciously on licenses carrying this kind of conviction. Some companies may even refuse to issue quotes for drivers with a CU30 endorsement.

How You Got A CU30 Conviction Code

You will receive a CU30 endorsement if you are caught driving a vehicle with defective tyres. You needn’t have been driving dangerously or causing an accident. If you are caught driving with defective tyres you are breaking the law.

Penalties For Driving A Car With Defective Tyres

Your CU30 endorsement will earn you 3 points on your license. This will remain on your licence for 4 years from the date of the offence.  If you get more than 12 points on your licence within 3 years, you will also receive a driving ban. For any offence that offers penalty points, the court has a discretionary power to order the licence holder to be disqualified, fined and imprisoned.

Construction & Use Offences

Driving Licence Conviction CodeMotoring OffencePenalty PointsDuration Conviction Stays on your Licence
CU30Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s)3 points4 Years from the date of the offence

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CU30 Motor Insurance

With a CU30 conviction, you’ll have 4 years of frustration trying to find a good rate on car insurance. Any quote for car insurance you do get is likely to be high, thanks to the CU30 endorsement. Insurers consider drivers with licences carrying CU30 convictions a higher risk than drivers with a clean licence and increase premiums. However, our specialist brokers are happy to help with your search by finding the best insurance policy for the best possible price.

At  Keith Michaels we know you’re a person, not a policy number. We can provide a range of car insurance quotes that are tailored to your personal situation, to keep your premium as representative as possible and back on the road as soon as possible.

You must disclose any and all convictions you have when shopping for car insurance. Failure to do so is a breach of the law and will invalidate your insurance. If you are stopped by the police, you will receive a driving ban. For more handy information for CU30 convicted drivers, click here.