Still not back in the road!!

Convicted Driver Insurance

janielee

Member
Starting my early shift - I got up at 6 am started work at 7 am . It was near xmas so police was everywhere.
I wasnt even in the car though when I got approached by police they were at my local council offices doing breathelizers and as I was a TAXI DRIVER I was inside the building. So in front of loads a people I was arrested because I got drunk the night before. I blew 39 !
I lost my job there n then , my mode of transport, income and self respect!
I was banned for 12 month but I did the rehabilitation course so it got knocked down to 9 month. That was 2 years ago n I still not drove. Insurance sky high n know where will touch me because of having a dr10.
Driving convictions last much longer than the ban
 

Glenyboy

Member
Starting my early shift - I got up at 6 am started work at 7 am . It was near xmas so police was everywhere.
I wasnt even in the car though when I got approached by police they were at my local council offices doing breathelizers and as I was a TAXI DRIVER I was inside the building. So in front of loads a people I was arrested because I got drunk the night before. I blew 39 !
I lost my job there n then , my mode of transport, income and self respect!
I was banned for 12 month but I did the rehabilitation course so it got knocked down to 9 month. That was 2 years ago n I still not drove. Insurance sky high n know where will touch me because of having a dr10.
Driving convictions last much longer than the ban
I've just got mine back.....37 months I had to wait, for a 15 month ban...they don't give a shite
 

C J 1980

Well-known member
39 - that’s harsh. They don’t prosecute under 40 here.

You’ll get there pal. Stay positive.

It depends on the police force. Some police forces will only prosecute at 40 or above, while others will prosecute anyone who has a lower reading of 36.

CJ
 

janielee

Member
It depends on the police force. Some police forces will only prosecute at 40 or above, while others will prosecute anyone who has a lower reading of 36.

I really dont know why I had that number in my head . I blew 46 I checked my sheet lol
 

Sundog

Well-known member
Have you tried any specialist insurers? There are loads about and I was pleasantly surprised when it first came to insuring mine on a 1-yr temp. I thought it would be four figures at least. It wasn’t.
 

Luna2000

Well-known member
Starting my early shift - I got up at 6 am started work at 7 am . It was near xmas so police was everywhere.
I wasnt even in the car though when I got approached by police they were at my local council offices doing breathelizers and as I was a TAXI DRIVER I was inside the building. So in front of loads a people I was arrested because I got drunk the night before. I blew 39 !
I lost my job there n then , my mode of transport, income and self respect!
I was banned for 12 month but I did the rehabilitation course so it got knocked down to 9 month. That was 2 years ago n I still not drove. Insurance sky high n know where will touch me because of having a dr10.
Driving convictions last much longer than the ban
I'm friendly with a guy that was banned 5 times when he was younger and was lucky not to be jailed. He has completely turned his life around, owns a small building company and a Taxi firm.

You can get insurance. You just need to look really hard for it.
 

Glenyboy

Member
I got my licence back last week..was Hro,no no claims,50 year old, £491 fully comp for a 2010 mercedes with Sheilas wheels off go compare 🤷‍♂️.....insurance certainly not an issue in my case...I know people paying more with no convictions!!!!
 

Coostietightner123

Well-known member
I got my licence back last week..was Hro,no no claims,50 year old, £491 fully comp for a 2010 mercedes with Sheilas wheels off go compare 🤷‍♂️.....insurance certainly not an issue in my case...I know people paying more with no convictions!!!!
I guess it also depends on the car. I have a Merc CLA AMG Sheila’s wheels wanted 2.5 grand off me lol. My last quote before disqualification was 282
 
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