If you are convicted of a DR70, you have refused to provide a specimen for a breath test on the roadside without a reasonable excuse. This conviction can make it difficult to find reasonably priced insurance.
At Peart Performance Marque, we specialise in providing DR70 car insurance. We have access to a wide panel of specialist insurers who can be of assistance.
What is a DR70 Conviction?
A DR70 conviction is issued when you refuse to provide a specimen for a breath test on the roadside when stopped by the police. If you are convicted of a DR70 endorsement, you may face a fine of up to £1,000.
This endorsement will remain on your license for 4 years from the date of the offence, or from the date of when a disqualification is imposed. In addition to this, you will receive 4 penalty points on your license.
It is illegal to refuse to provide a breath test when requested by the police unless you have a reasonable excuse. These circumstances* are:
- A medical condition such as a respiratory issue that would impact your ability to provide
- A mental health condition such as anxiety
*The following examples would have to be supported by medical evidence.
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How Can We Help?
After receiving a DR70 conviction, you will find it difficult to find a reasonably priced quote for your car insurance. Here at Peart Performance Marque, we have several specialist providers who can assist you in finding an affordable policy.
When looking for car insurance, it is important to disclose any convictions you have. Failure to do so is against the law. Therefore, it will invalidate your insurance. Our panel of specialist insurers can help you find the right insurance policy at an affordable price. We never hold judgement over your circumstances and will treat you fairly.