If you’ve been convicted of an for construction and use offences then you could find it very difficult to obtain a fair insurance quote from a mainstream provider.

CU80 - Breach of requirements as to control of the vehicle, mobile telephone etc

Of all the offences under the ‘CU’ conviction codes, a CU80 is by far the most common. Put simply, it is when you are caught operating your vehicle while using a mobile telephone or other handheld device. Given how popular mobile phones are, it’s not surprising that this conviction makes the top 5 most common for both men and women. If you’re caught driving while using your mobile phone then you will face a £60 Fixed Penalty Notice as well as 3 points on your licence.

You can appeal a CU80 conviction, for example if using your mobile phone was for emergency purposes and it was unsafe to pull over. However you should talk to a lawyer first and be very confident that you can win the appeal or you could face a fine of up to £1,000 as well as court costs.

Construction and Use Offences Motoring Conviction Codes

CODE OFFENCE POINTS
All offences below will stay on your licence for 4 years from the date of the offence
CU10 Using a vehicle with defective breaks 3
CU20 Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of use of unsuitable vehicle or using a vehicle with parts or accessories (excluding brakes, steering or tyres) in a dangerous condition 3
CU30 Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s) 3
CU40 Using a vehicle with defective steering 3
CU50 Causing or likely to cause danger by reason of load or passengers 3
CU80 Breach of requirements as to control of the vehicle, mobile phone etc. 3

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