Warning for drivers as wrong insurance could see your car being seized – here’s how to avoid being caught out
A WARNING has been issued for drivers on how to avoid being caught out on the wrong insurance.
Young motorists learning to drive risk having their car seized if they are found to be taking lessons without the correct provisions.
Although many teenagers will book lessons with a qualified driver, being taught to drive by a parent or caregiver is a common method of learning.
But before hitting the road, it’s important to carry out important checks first.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) states supervisors must be over the age of 21 and have held a licence for at least three years.
And they must be fully insured on their own vehicle, but also take into consideration suitable cover for the learner otherwise they could fall foul of the law.
Graham Conway, Managing Director of Select Car Leasing, said parents taking youngsters out for lessons has long been a part of the learning to drive experience but there are some straightforward options to ensure those requiring L plates are fully covered.
He explained: “According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), those supervising must be over the age of 21 and have held a licence for at least three years.
“They must be qualified to drive the type of vehicle involved – which means they need a manual vehicle licence if they’re supervising in a manual car.