Drink driving is a huge problem in the UK, with almost a fifth of fatalities on UK roads being caused by people driving under-the-influence.
Despite these worrying statistics and the many Government campaigns educating drivers on the danger of drink driving, 5% of drivers still admit to drink driving at least once. This may sound small but there are 50,000,000 registered drivers in the UK and if 1 in 20 are drink driving, this is a huge problem.
With these statistics in mind, it’s not too surprising that one of the most common hurdles for those struggling to insure their vehicles is having a previous drink driving conviction on their record. This can make it more difficult to correctly insure a vehicle, and often there is a lot of work to be done with an insurance broker or comparison site to find a policy that works.
The law does allow for a small amount of alcohol to be present but it is only a very low level. It is always the safest policy to not drink at all if you intend to drive. However, below are the conviction codes that make up a drink drive conviction.
If you have different codes to those below, you may want to checkout our convicted driver insurance page.
These drink driving convictions codes are:
- DR10 – Driving or attempting to drive with alcohol above the limit
- DR20 – Driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink
- DR30 – Driving or attempting to drive and refusing or failing to supply a specimen
- DR40 – In charge of vehicle with an alcohol level above the limit
- DR50 – In charge of vehicle while unfit through drink or drugs
- DR60 – Failure to provide a specimen for analysis other than driving
- DR70 – Failure to provide a specimen for a breath test