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Unless you approach a specialist insurance broker, a DR60 conviction can make it very difficult to find a reasonably priced insurance quote when getting back on the road. Read on to find out more about what a DR60 penalty means.
How You Got A DR60 Conviction Code
A DR60 is an offence code for when someone fails to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive. This means, if you were in charge of your vehicle, e.g. found sitting in your car with your keys, and you refuse to give a specimen when requested, you could receive a DR60 penalty.
In relation to drink driving, a specimen is breath, blood, or urine. Under the law, there are certain circumstances where it is acceptable not to provide a specimen. These circumstances are:
- A medical condition such as a respiratory issue that would affect your ability to provide a sample, and this would have to be backed up by substantial medical evidence
- A mental health condition such as panic or anxiety: again, this would need to be supported by medical evidence
- A genuine phobia of needles, if you are requested to give a blood sample. You would need to have a diagnosed condition as a starting point
|Driving Licence Conviction Code||Motoring Offence||Penalty Points||Duration Conviction Stays on your Licence|
|DR60||Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive||10 points||4 years from the date of the offence or 4 years from date of conviction where a disqualification is imposed.|
A DR60 offence carries with it a maximum fine of £2,500, a community order or a three-month prison sentence. You will incur 10 penalty points or may face a driving ban in the alternative to points if deemed more serious.
Specialist DR60 Insurance
After receiving a DR60 conviction, insurance premiums through generic insurers will likely skyrocket in price. At Keith Michaels, we specialise in convicted driver insurance, so we can provide specialist policies that don’t break the bank. Get a quote today.