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A DD80 endorsement on your driving license forms part of the penalty for causing death by dangerous driving. Drivers with a DD80 endorsement will find it a serious challenge to get car insurance or a low quote. In some circumstances, insurance companies may even refuse to issue quotes for drivers with a DD80 endorsement owing to the perceived risk the driver presents.
When A DD80 Conviction Code Applies
The DD80 endorsement is issued on your license as a result of being convicted of death by dangerous driving. You can be convicted of death by dangerous driving as a result of speeding, falling asleep at the wheel or by being distracted. Regardless of the cause, some of which are common bad habits among drivers, if the result is death you will receive the DD80 endorsement on your license.
Penalties For Death While Driving Convictions
If convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, a DD80 endorsement will be applied to license and lasts 4 years from the date of conviction. In addition, you could receive 3-11 points on your license, determined by the severity of the offence. This is common in all reckless driving offences. These points may result in you receiving a driving ban.
|Driving Licence Conviction Code||Motoring Offence||Penalty Points||Duration Conviction Stays on your Licence|
|DD80||Causing death by dangerous driving||3 – 11 points||4 Years from the date of the conviction|
DD80 Car Insurance
Sometimes the sentence for death by dangerous driving is small and convicted drivers may spend years being subject high insurance premiums or no insurance at all. Causing death as a result of dangerous driving makes insurers consider you an extremely high risk client. If you are even offered a quote by an insurer you are likely to be offered very high premium. At Keith Michaels we prefer to treat you like a person, not a policy number. We provide an excellent range of DD80 insurance quotes that are tailored to your situation, to keep your premium as representative as possible.
Keep your premiums low by getting quotes specifically for DD80 motor insurance policies. Our specialist brokers will find you the best insurance policy for the best possible price.
Disclosure of all driving convictions and endorsements you have when seeking a car insurance quote is essential. Failure to disclose is a breach of the law and will invalidate your insurance. In addition, if you are stopped by the police, you will receive a driving ban.
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