Do I have to tell my insurer if I attend a speed awareness course?

I was recently caught and sent a speeding notice for doing 80mph on a dual carriageway. I accept this but, should I let my insurers know and also is it best to pay the fine/take the points or the driver awareness course so that our insurance doesn't go up? I would be most grateful for any advice at all as there are so many conflicting opinions.

Asked on 8 June 2023 by johanna adams

Answered by David Ross
You only need to inform your insurers if you have been convicted of a motoring offence, but at the moment this is not the case. If you accept the fine and points you will have to declare this to your insurer as it is a conviction.

However, if you are offered a speed awareness course (which we would certainly advise) and accept the offer, you are not fined or given points and this does not need to be declared to your insurers. We would also recommend the option of a speed awareness course as they are quite successful in educating drivers and reducing the likelihood of further offences.
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