I got a French speeding fine - do I need to tell my insurer?

I've been fined 45 Euros for speeding in France. Do I need to tell my insurer? If so, will my insurance costs rise? Will the fact that I don't have any points, or UK driving convictions, influence the situation?

Asked on 8 September 2017 by Stanley Grant

Answered by Honest John
If you don't pay, it gets transferred to the UK and you can get fined and issued points over here. If you pay the fine in Europe, your license doesn't get penalised and you don't need to inform your insurer. Always pay any fines whilst in the country you got caught in. If you have points put on your license, yes it can raise insurance costs.
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