A study by Money Super Market has revealed those most likely to risk drink driving and consequently get caught drink driving within the UK.Continue reading
Speeding convictions are one of those this that at some point, the vast majority of road users get caught for. But what affect does a speeding conviction really have on your driving licence?Continue reading
Research shows that drivers with a DR Conviction code can face significant increases to their insurance premiums whilst their drink drive conviction is unspent.Continue reading
Many of us will gain adriving conviction at some point through our driving days, however, many of usare still declaring them long after they have been spent!Continue reading
After receiving a driving ban in relation to a drink driving (or drug driving) offence, you may find that finding an insurance broker becomes extremely difficult and the online aggregators won’t offer you any policies OR they are extremely expensive.Continue reading
A simple mistake is putting many drivers at risk of having their car impounded along with an unlimited fine and a driving ban.Continue reading
Admiral Insurance recently carried out a survey of it’s customer base and analysed the most common type of motoring conviction. The survey was carried out on drivers who notified them of a conviction between September 2017 and August 2018.Continue reading
Police in the UK carried out a heavy crackdown on uninsured drivers through 2017 seizing a total of 142,000 cars. Included within that total were a number of luxury vehicles including Rolls-Royca, Ferraris, Maseratis, BMW’s, Porsches, and Lamborghinis.
It is reported by the Motor Insurers Bureau that about 40% of seized vehicles are crushed! Vehicles carrying a higher value are sold at auction where money is used towards police budgets. Crushing cars of uninsured drivers has been common practice since 2005 in which police have seized a total of 1.7 Million Cars.
Who are big time culprits?
Research suggests that uninsured drivers often drive expensive cars such as top of the range BMW’s where out of the 142,000 cars seized, 3558 were BMW’s which is nearly 10 a day!
There were also 2982 Audis, 36 Porsche, 12 Bentleys, 4 Lamborghinis, 4 Ferraris, 3 Maseratis, 3 Jaguars and a Rolls-Royce.
How to get your Vehicle back if it is impounded
Retrieving your vehicle can be expensive but if you vehicle is worth a good sum of money, then retrieving it is a wise option.
Drivers will require an impounded car insurance, proof of ownership, valid drivers licence and proof of identity. All these will be required at the impound.
To pay there will be a fixed penalty (often around £300). A release fee (usually £150) and a daily storage fee typically starting at £40 a day.
Cars worth less than £1000 are often not worth saving from the crusher and better off paying your fine and starting again but properly!
According to government statistics, the amount of people being prosecuted for motoring offences fell 0.4% between 2016 and 2017, which is good news for the UK’s drivers.Continue reading
If you have had your car seized under a S165A Traffic Act where an officer had reasonable grounds to suspect the car was uninsured or not being driven in accordance with your driving licence, then there are a few steps you need to take to gain it back.Continue reading
Has one of your drivers been convicted of drink driving? Are you worried about securing insurance for a commercial driver with endorsements on their licence? Insurance can be expensive for drivers who have had drink driving convictions in the past, and this is often a barrier to employment. You don’t want to pay over the odds to insure a driver, especially when they represent a higher risk than other drivers within your company.Continue reading
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