Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Car Insurance For Learner Drivers

Learning to drive is a skill that will last you for life. By far the safest and most cost effective way to learn to drive is by taking lessons from a professional Approved Driving Instructor as they have the skills and experience to teach you not only what you need to know to pass your driving test, but to enable you to become a safe and considerate driver for life. However, your learning can be speeded up if you can consolidate what you learn from your driving instructor by being able to practice your driving with a friend or family member.

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) state:
"Those who pass their driving test have had, on average, about 45 hours of professional training combined with 22 hours of private practice. Learners who prepare this way, with a combination of plenty of professional training and plenty of practice, do better in the test" (source: DirectGov - motoring)

Anyone over the age of 21 who has held (and still holds) a full UK driving licence for three years covering the class of vehicle you wish to drive, can supervise a learner driver (remember that as a learner driver you must display 'L' plates in a visible and prominent position on the front and rear of the vehicle you are driving).

Also, the vehicle will need to be insured for you to drive as a learner driver. This point is important as learner drivers are NOT covered by normal vehicle insurance, so additional insurance cover will need to be taken out.

Collingwood Learner Driver Insurance offer comprehensive car insurance whilst learning to drive in a relatives or friends vehicle.

Learner driver insurance can be arranged for a weekly, four weekly or 84 day policy and if cover needs to be extended, after an inital 28 day policy further cover can be purchased for period of 7, 28 or 84 days.

For more information about the car insurance for learner drivers provided by Collingwood or to get a Learner Driver insurance quote please see the Collingwood Learner Driver Insurance website.

Collingwood Learner Driver Insurance