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
|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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