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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Hey guys

Im getting ym first ever car this saturday its a rover mini sprite red with white top - not these new bmw coopers - but see my dilemma is i havent driven since i passed my test 2 months ago - im insured to drive the mini from the 12th as i just took out the policy

But id prefer my dad to drive it home as its from kent and we live in sutton so its quite far to drive for ym first time - no my query is can my dad drive my car even if he isnt a named driver on the policy or can he drive it on his own insurance if i allow him to drive my car ?

Daniel
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
His own ins should cover him 3rd party, BUT CHECK !!
#2
Are you fully comp?
Is he fully comp?
#3
bellabonkers
Are you fully comp?
Is he fully comp?


im fully comp so is he- but im the only named driver on the policy - thats what im not sure about as im sure for him to drive he needs to be added to the additional driver thingy
#4
if he is fully comp on his car, then he is insured 3rd party on the mini
#5
I wanna see a pic of your car!! :)
#6
Probably alright, why don't you just ring up the insurance company though and find out for peace of mind.
Both my dad and myself are fully comp and we swap cars sometimes.
#7
sadiebabes
I wanna see a pic of your car!! :)


http://www.gcminis.co.uk/media/product/rover-mini-25.jpg
Ignore the price
#8
Carley
Just drive the car yourself! it will boost your confidence in the long run.


Nah
#9
maddness007
if he is fully comp on his car, then he is insured 3rd party on the mini


be careful
a LOT of companies have removed the driving other cars option
tell him to check his policy, if he's covered it will say so on his policy, if it doesnt then he wont be able to.

BUT you can buy temp insurance for 1 day or a couple of days if you want

see
http://www.dayinsure.com/

Also although this wont affect you, driving other cars is nearly always limited to people over 25, anyone under that age wont be covered
#10
karenhornby
be careful
a LOT of companies have removed the driving other cars option
tell him to check his policy, if he's covered it will say so on his policy, if it doesnt then he wont be able to.

BUT you can buy temp insurance for 1 day or a couple of days if you want

see
http://www.dayinsure.com/

Also although this wont affect you, driving other cars is nearly always limited to people over 25, anyone under that age wont be covered


He drives my mums car and my sisters but i think hes on their policy
#11
dandoc2
http://www.gcminis.co.uk/media/product/rover-mini-25.jpg
Ignore the price




Awww she's a cutie! Is that your actual one? Both my mum & sister have minis, fab wee cars :)

I do agree with Carley though about driving it yourself... and how are you going to get there to pick it up?
#12
Just make sure you dont crash it driving home - you know what the one way system in Sutton is like :-)
#13
sadiebabes
Awww she's a cutie! Is that your actual one? Both my mum & sister have minis, fab wee cars :)

I do agree with Carley though about driving it yourself... and how are you going to get there to pick it up?

Yer thats the actual one - shes a beaut - wasnt cheap as you can see but its mint and only done 42k not bad for a 94
Going via train
mhh1981
Just make sure you dont crash it driving home - you know what the one way system in Sutton is like :-)


Its not crashing in sutton im worried about its getting carjacked :thumbsup:
#14
why didnt u stick him as a named driver? usually makes a new drivers policy cheaper anyways
#15
onlyme23
why didnt u stick him as a named driver? usually makes a new drivers policy cheaper anyways


its illegal its called fronting
Get caught doing that get sent to prison
Im sure many people do
#16
Isn't your dad a policeman Dan?
#17
sadiebabes
Isn't your dad a policeman Dan?


he was he retired in feb now hes a civilian copper
My sisters a copper now so
banned#18
dan you really should be confident enough to drive yourself, otherwise not much point in buying the car
#19
you might find by naming your dafd on the insurance it will actually lower the cost of your policy sometimes quite considerably!! mine went down by 80 quid
#20
if your dad is the policy holder fully comp insurance on at least one car then that should cover him to drive any other car with the owners permission being covered by third party. if not all insurance companies offer insurance for a couple of days which is usually quite cheap!
banned#21
dandoc2
its illegal its called fronting
Get caught doing that get sent to prison
Im sure many people do


can't you have more than one person as a named driver?
#22
dandoc2
its illegal its called fronting
Get caught doing that get sent to prison
Im sure many people do
Dan it is only fronting if you name him as the policy holder and not as a named driver which is perfectly legal and entitles him to drive at any time with the policy holders permission "[COLOR="red"]noob"[/COLOR]
banned#23
JCLARSSON
Dan it is only fronting if you name him as the policy holder and not as a named driver which is perfectly legal and entitles himto drive at any time with the policy holders permission "noob"


that is what i thought, but on his last thread he went onto this so just left him to it
#24
sassie
dan you really should be confident enough to drive yourself, otherwise not much point in buying the car


I am confident but its on the motorway
#25
dandoc2
its illegal its called fronting
Get caught doing that get sent to prison
Im sure many people do


not if he is a named driver not the insured driver the policy is in the name of!

if its yer own insurance its your choice who else u have named to drive your car nawt illegal about it.

But it does make a difference in the price still especially for young/new drivers

plus like you said your dad is gonna be driving your car so its not even false information :)

theres a big difference in policy holder and named drivers i agree if you put the policy in his name it would be illegal but in your own name with others named on it is perfectly legal and common!
#26
For the first year you would be better having your dad as a named driver, that way if you do have any problems he can drive the car for you. I have my dad as named driver on my policy although he has only used the car once in the last five years. Likewise I am named on his policy (although I drive his car several times a year). As a new driver having your dad named should bring the price down, its got to be worth a phone call to find out, you will lose nothing. Good luck:)
#27
dandoc2
he was he retired in feb now hes a civilian copper
My sisters a copper now so


So?!?! I was only asking Dan! Surely your dad would know better than most people on here then? There's no need to be rude!
#28
sadiebabes
So?!?! I was only asking Dan! Surely your dad would know better than most people on here then? There's no need to be rude!


no no you misunderstood i wasnt being rude
i was saying my sisters a copper now so........

I wasnt saying my sisters a copper now, So what !! Which you thought i meant :thumbsup:
#29
dandoc2
no no you misunderstood i wasnt being rude
i was saying my sisters a copper now so........

I wasnt saying my sisters a copper now, So what !! Which you thought i meant :thumbsup:


Ah, ok. My bad :p

You sound like such a nice guy in real life Dan, completely different to how you often sound on here :p ;-)
#30
Phone up your insurance company and enquire about having your dad as a named driver. Its not fronting, i have both my parents as named drivers, this allows us to be more flexible if i drive them somewhere and decide i want a drink or if their cars break down. it also saved me £100
#31
sadiebabes
Ah, ok. My bad

You sound like such a nice guy in real life Dan, completely different to how you often sound on here


I like that youve put in REAL LIFE :thumbsup:

Thanks a lot - i do come across as an ahole on here but really im not - thats the problem with typing you cant say things in different ways

For example

Get off the forums ( could come across as angry )
Get off the forums :-D

Thats why i love the smileys as you can say - youre a total idiot :thumbsup:

But yep i genuinly wasnt being rude but looking at what i wrote it seems that way and i apologise if it did

Right thats me done for the nite - im watching home alone ;-)
#32
dandoc2
I like that youve put in REAL LIFE :thumbsup:

Thanks a lot - i do come across as an ahole on here but really im not - thats the problem with typing you cant say things in different ways

For example

Get off the forums ( could come across as angry )
Get off the forums :D

Thats why i love the smileys as you can say - youre a total idiot :thumbs up:

But yep i genuinly wasnt being rude but looking at what i wrote it seems that way and i apologise if it did

Right thats me done for the nite - im watching home alone ;)


I didn't know what else to call it :oops: You have a nice voice anyway... :p

Thank you for the examples, it makes it so much clearer for me now :p
#33
sadiebabes
I didn't know what else to call it :oops: You have a nice voice anyway... :p

Thank you for the examples, it makes it so much clearer for me now :p


A nice voice :? - hold on your not one of those telemarketing stalkers are you?:-D
banned#34
maddness007;2939081
if he is fully comp on his car, then he is insured 3rd party on the mini

Thats a common misconception but totally wrong these days as many drivers find out to their cost.

CHeck with your insurance company.

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