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A driving licence endorsement is classed as a conviction. The rehabilitation period for driving licence endorsements is a period of five years, after which they will be classed as 'spent'. You must declare all 'unspent' convictions to insurers when required to do so.

It can be difficult to find affordable car insurance cover with a drink driving conviction. Some insurers will simply refuse to insure drivers with drink drive convictions while other insurance companies will load the premiums so much that it is simply unaffordable.

Drinkdriving.org has partnered with several insurance brokers who specialise in providing affordable insurance cover to drivers who have previously been banned from driving for committing offences such as drink driving.

Simply click the get quote button above, fill out a short insurance quote form and your details will be passed on to multiple insurance brokers who all specialise in insuring drivers with convictions such as drink driving.

All insurance brokers we work with are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).


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It pays to shop around for car insurance, especially when you are a drink driver convicted of a motoring offence such as drink driving. The difference between prices from one insurance company to another can be vast, literally hundreds of pounds!

Drink driver insurance policies can vary in price depending on how you obtain your quote. If you obtain an insurance quote from an insurance broker or price comparison web site, the price you are quoted will usually be different from the price you are quoted if you obtained a quote from an insurance company directly. It pays to shop around and compare convicted drink driver insurance quotes from as many sources as possible.

The insurance comparison service we use allows convicted drivers to obtain insurance quotes from multiple insurance companies who specialise in providing non-standard, high risk insurance policies for convicted drink drivers.


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Tips to reduce insurance cost

All drivers who have been convicted of drink driving will encounter significantly higher car insurance prices compared to what they were previously paying. Some insurance companies will not even insure drivers with a drink driving conviction! The bad news is this is unavoidable. The good news is many insurance companies specialise in providing cover for drivers with convictions and it may not actually cost as much as you think to insure a car if you are a convicted drink driver with an endorsement on your driving licence.

Some motor car insurance companies offer specialist convicted drivers insurance policies. These insurance policies will help keep your premiums low despite a drink driving conviction. Many insurance companies also recognise and take into account the completion of The Drink Driving Rehabilitation Course. Completing this course can reduce your premiums even further, along with decreasing the length of your driving ban by up to twenty five percent.

Research has shown that many drink drivers learn from past mistakes and the chances of re-offending are often slim. Only around 12% of offenders are convicted of a second offence within 10 years.


Tips to reduce cost of car insurance After Drink Driving Conviction

As well as attending the drink driving rehabilitation course here are a few more tips to help you decrease your car insurance premiums:

Adding a responsible driver to the policy who has a good clean driving record with no convictions or claims could also help to keep premiums low, especially if the driver in question will drive the car quite a lot in which case it may work out even cheaper if they were on the policy as the main driver.

Another factor to consider is the insurance group rating of your car. All cars are listed under a particular insurance group. The greater the cost of a car to repair and the greater the engine size & speed of a car usually means it will fall into a higher insurance group rating. The higher the insurance group rating, the higher the insurance premium will be. The reverse is also true.

Consider getting a car with a low insurance group rating when you first take to the roads after a driving ban, this will help reduce your premium until your driving record improves again (this will usually be five years after any driving conviction/offence).

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DRINK DRIVING CONVICTION CODES

Drink driving is not the only motoring offence that can increase the cost of insurance premiums. Convicted drivers who have any of the following endorsements on their driving licence could also face increased costs for car insurance:

CODE DESCRIPTION PENALTY POINTS
DRINK DRIVING RELATED OFFENCES
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 11 years from date of conviction)
DR10 Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol level above limit 3 - 11 points
DR20 Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink 3 - 11 points
DR30 Driving or attempting to drive then failing to supply a specimen for analysis 3 - 11 points
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 points
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 points
(the following licence endorsements remain on driving licence 4 years from date of offence)
DR40 In charge of a vehicle while alcohol level above limit 10 points
DR50 In charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink 10 points
DR60 Failure to provide a specimen for analysis in circumstances other than driving or attempting to drive 10 points
DR70 Failing to co-operate with a preliminary roadside test 4 points

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