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Increased insurance??

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Twinks, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Twinks

    Twinks · Well-Known Member

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    Im finally ready to start taking driving lessons (once i send off the forms) but i was just wondering if having diabetes increases your insurance payments as i don't want to learn how to drive and not be able to afford the actual car :/


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  2. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Increased insurance??

    When I notified my car insurance I was told there would be no increase. The only thing you have to do is notify both the dvla and insurance company you r diabetic. There should not be any higher premiums because of this. However, being a new driver without any no claims discount your premiums would be high enough !

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  3. Twinks

    Twinks · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Increased insurance??

    I can (just) reason with myself paying the amount most my friends do,but just wanted to make sure they wouldn't b drastically higher


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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Increased insurance??

    No, no higher than a non diabetic unlike life cover

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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Increased insurance??

    When I notified my insurance company they didnt care. No increase in cost and no change to my policy. I asked for that to be sent to me in writing just so it was completely clear in the unfortunate event that I needed to use my insurance
     
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    qbix · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Increased insurance??

    Same here. I phoned up my insurance provider and they didn't seem to care. The Dvla just changed my license to a 3 year license.

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  7. Twinks

    Twinks · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Increased insurance??

    Does that mean you have to retest in 3 years?


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  8. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No, don't have to do a re test but, will have to apply for another 3 year licence from dvla. type 1 on insulin are only issued with three year licenses which can be revoked if a severe hypo requiring assistance from another person happens. The dvla will contact your consultant/gp to verify your levels r ok to drive. I believe this also applies to type 2s on meds that lower blood sugar

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