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    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 4th Dec 17, 2:40 PM
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    Temporary insurance for newly licenced driver
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    • 4th Dec 17, 2:40 PM
    Temporary insurance for newly licenced driver 4th Dec 17 at 2:40 PM
    I've recently passed my driving test, and don't plan to own my own car in the near future, as it doesn't make sense in my location/circumstances. Ideally, I'd use public transport whenever possible, and hire a zipcar or easycarclub from my neighbourhood on the odd occasion. However, neither will accept drivers with less than a year's full licence.

    That leaves only the possibility of temporary insurance on a friend's car. The best I have found is short term insurance.co.uk: minimum 3 months if aged over 25.

    Any tips for car hire companies or insurers I could use after a month?
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 4th Dec 17, 2:47 PM
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    Find a local broker to do the shopping around for you.

    It wont be cheap, new driver + £££, your not the owner/registered keeper + £££ and its a high risk short term policy + £££.

    Take taxis or fly everywhere its most likely to be cheaper.
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    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 4th Dec 17, 3:55 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:55 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:55 PM
    My brother has offered me his car for next month's trip, and says it is usually cheaper to add-on to his insurance rather than getting a standalone policy in my name. Hope this is of use to others in the same boat!

    Re hire cars, I found enterprise don't appear to have a minimum licence length (not mentioned on their driver requirement), however I haven't double checked this with them.
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