Using a vehicle with defective brakes is regarded as a serious crime in the UK, with the mechanical upkeep of your vehicle very important to the risk you pose whilst on the road. With the police permitted to check your brakes at any time it is usually during accidents when such defects are uncovered, when it is too late to do anything about. With many accidents occurring as a result of imperfect brakes the authorities have no choice but to issue car owners with a penalty called a CU10. Although MOT’s are a legal requirement it is up to the car owner to make sure their car is mechanically sound, ensuring that they are not issued with a CU10, a fine or a caution.You can incur three penalty points when given a CU10, not great news when shopping for car insurance. We at High Gear possess an open mind when working with convicted drivers, getting an idea of how they use their car to arrive at a competitive quote. We create bespoke policies for each and every driver, whether they have a CU10, a DR10 or an AC10, seeing that every driver has the chance to improve their driving portfolio. If you would like to receive a free quote for insurance then feel free to get in contact with us today and allow a member of the sales team to talk you through your coverage options.