The following checklist is based on REDs learner insurance and can vary between providers.
The car that the learner is driving must be roadworthy and have a current MOT certificate. This means that it needs to be safe to drive and meet all of the legal requirements for being on the road. The supervisor is responsible for making sure that the car is in good condition before each drive.
It’s important that all parties follow these requirements mentioned in our checklist, covering the learner, supervisor, and the vehicle being used.
It boils down to making sure the learner is driving safely to protect themselves and others on the road, but here’s what can happen if these criteria are not met.
The learner can be fined up to £1,000 and get up to 6 penalty points on their provisional licence if they drive without the right supervision.
The learner could receive an unlimited fine, be banned from driving and get up to 8 penalty points for driving without insurance.
The learner needs to be fully covered with learner driver insurance or suitably covered by the supervisor’s insurer in order to drive a private vehicle (i.e. anything but a qualified driving instructor’s car). This is a temporary, fully-comprehensive cover that can ensure your No Claims remains intact if a claim was made. You can get a quick quote through our site here