With the new car insurance law coming into effect on 20th June 2011, I thought now is a good time to remind you that it is the car driver that needs to be insured when doing private driving lessons, irrespective of who owns the vehicle, the supervising passenger or if the car appears on the MID.
While you might not necessarily be stopped by an ANPR police car because you are driving a car insured to the registered keeper, the law requires that a car can only be driven by someone who is specifically insured to do so either because he/she is a named driver on the car, or you have an insurance policy such as comprehensive, that provides you with 3rd party cover on any vehicle provided the legal owner allows you to take the car.
As a provisional driving licence holder stop looking for loopholes that will allow you take driving lessons in family or friend's car without insurance! If you have not been specifically named as a driver on the car, then you are not insured.
It doesn't matter how long the supervisor has held a licence, what type of insurance cover the passenger next to you holds, what type of insurance the vehicle being driven has or cost, if your name is not on it, don't drive it if you want to do things legally.
Insurance for provisional holders is not cheap, but it is a requirement if you are going to be driving someone else's vehicle, so ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law.
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