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All you need to know about the most common driving convictions from Confused.com

 


New drivers may not be aware of all driving convictions but new data shows that the most common driving convictions are speeding, insurance offences, failing to supply correct driving ID and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

As a result, the experts at Confused.com car insurance have outlined the most common convictions, how many points you receive for each and the impact it can have on your insurance costs.

 

Speeding:

Speeding convictions stay on your licence for 4 years from the date of the offence 

Code

Offence

Number of points

SP10

Exceeding goods vehicle speed limits

3-6

SP20

Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles)

3-6

SP30

Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road

3-6

SP40

Exceeding passenger vehicle speed limit

3-6

SP50

Exceeding speed limit on a motorway

3-6

 

 

Drink Driving:

The following stay on your licence for 11 years from the date of conviction

Code

Offence

Number of points

DR10

Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit

3-11

DR20

Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink

3-11

DR30

Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis

3-11

DR31

Driving or attempting to drive then refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity

3-11

DR61

Refusing to give permission for analysis of a blood sample that was taken without consent due to incapacity in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive

10

 

 

Drug Driving:

The following stay on your licence for 11 years from date of conviction

Code

Offence

No. of points

DG10

Driving or attempting to drive with drug level above the specified limit

3-11

DG60

Causing death by careless driving with drug level above the limit

3-11

DR80

Driving or attempting to drive when unfit through drugs

3-11

 

 

Insurance offences

The following stays on your licence for 4 years from the date of offence

Code

Offence

No. of points

IN10

Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks

6-8

 

 

How do I find out how many points I have on my licence?

You can view your driving licence information online. You'll also find information on endorsements and penalty points.

 

The impact convictions have on car insurance costs:

Most common conviction code*

Average car insurance price with conviction (£)**

No. of points on licence

No. of years to stay on licence

SP30 - Speed limit offences

£756

3-6

4

IN10 - Vehicle insurance offences

"£1,799"

6-8

4

MS90 - Failing to supply identity of driver

"£1,501"

6

4

DR40 - Driving under the influence of drink or drugs

"£1,842"

10

4

 

*Most common conviction code taken from GOV.UK

 

**Confused.com data. July 2022-June 2023.

FULL CONVICTIONS GUIDE HERE: https://www.confused.com/car-insurance/guides/motoring-conviction-codes

 

 

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