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Do I need separate car insurance on driving test day if I use friends' car?

Hi,

I will take my driving test on wednesday. I'll use one of my friends car on test day. He has all documents related to his car (MOT,TAX DISC AND INSURANCE), and it's comprehensive insurance but not any driver. He will be with me on test day and will be supervising. The question is: Do i need to have a seperate short term or learner insurance on the test day? Would i face to have my test cancelled if i have it under these circumstances?

If i would; where can i find the cheapest and shortest learner driver insurance?

Thanks,
Matt

slacer  (Level 1)
20 Aug 2016 02:04, updated
09 Nov 2010, published
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gices
gices  (Level 5)
09 Nov 2010 13:35
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First of all, make sure that your friend's car meets the criteria to be used for the driving test.

If it does, then you will need to be insured on that car to be able to drive it. Your friend has comprehensive insurance, not you. So you will either have to become a named driver on his policy or take out a learner driver policy.

Unfortunately, you cannot get short term learner insurance for 1 day only; the minimum is 4 weeks. Your best bet would be to take a few driving lessons with an approved driving instructor and then use his car for the driving test (driving instructors will already have insurance to cover learners).

And yes, if you don't have adequate insurance on the test day, you will not be allowed to do the practical test.

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