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    • baza52
    • By baza52 5th Feb 18, 6:36 PM
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    insurance for driving test
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    • 5th Feb 18, 6:36 PM
    insurance for driving test 5th Feb 18 at 6:36 PM
    Hi all,
    Im looking for reccomendation for companies that offer short term insurance for learner drivers.
    Daughter has been learning to drive with BSM and had a test just over a week ago and failed She is no looking to book another test but her instructor has no availability for over 5 weeks.

    She has bought herself (last week) a car and as she is a confident driver we are now thinking of booking a test cancellation and for her to do the test in her own car.
    What im after are companies that will insure her on a provisional licence that would cover the driving test as well.
    Car is currently taxed and MOT is a few days old. car is only 3 years old so fit for the driving test.

    Anyone got any suggestions?
    we realise we would probably need to insure the car for a month at least and would be looking for fully comp as well.
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    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 5th Feb 18, 8:29 PM
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    Other driver does NOT need to be insred to drive the car, not on the policy we want.
    Perhaps she is overconfident
    Yes bought her own car, nearly 3 years old and paid cash for it. Paid 12 moth tax upfront and will pay the insurance in 1 go as well. Even filled up the tank on the drive home
    Originally posted by baza52
    Why not just add her to the current policy covering the vehicle?
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 5th Feb 18, 8:30 PM
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    Be prepared for a steep rise, £600 in my boys case


    I only have experience with the link I posted but they were very good... you do have to notify them when she passes & they cancel the policy immediately so you have to have other cover in place.
    Originally posted by Paradigm
    Not the case for my daughter.

    She is insured with Direct Line with the black box fitted.

    Cost £600 and when she passed her test they refunded her with £79!! and the policy remains in force.
    Last edited by POPPYOSCAR; 05-02-2018 at 8:33 PM.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 5th Feb 18, 8:31 PM
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    Why not just add her to the current policy covering the vehicle?
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    have you read the thread?
    She wants her OWN insurance on her OWN car.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 5th Feb 18, 8:43 PM
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    have you read the thread?
    She wants her OWN insurance on her OWN car.
    Originally posted by baza52
    But the car is already insured. Worry about it when she passes.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 5th Feb 18, 8:49 PM
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    But the car is already insured. Worry about it when she passes.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    on tempory insurance we took out to get the car home.
    It will expire in 2 days.

    Any more bright ideas
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 5th Feb 18, 8:55 PM
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    on tempory insurance we took out to get the car home.
    It will expire in 2 days.

    Any more bright ideas
    Originally posted by baza52
    Best hurry up and get it insured then.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 5th Feb 18, 9:01 PM
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    For anyone interested we decided to go with https://www.coveredownerlearnerdriver.com/buy/personal

    Great deal and exactly what we were after.

    just over £100 for a month and will cover her test, will also cover me to drive the car home when she passes
    • z1a
    • By z1a 5th Feb 18, 9:31 PM
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    Learning to drive is an exciting time, and one of the best ways to supplement your driving lessons is to practise in a friend or family memberís car
    To qualify for our learner driver car insurance, you must be a UK resident, hold a provisional licence and have a fully licensed driver with annual insurance cover to accompany you at all times. The accompanying driver must be aged between 25 and 75 year old and has held a full UK licence for at least 3 years. Our car insurance for learner drivers covers the driver between the hours of 6am and 10pm, and can be taken out for one day to three months.
    Originally posted by baza52
    Yep, obviously different when it's a learner.
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