Do You Need Insurance to Drive Someone Else’s Car?

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Do You Need Insurance to Drive Someone Else’s Car?

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You must have auto insurance on any vehicle you are driving, regardless of who owns the car. So, if you borrow a car from a neighbor or friend and you’re the driver, you must have auto insurance on that vehicle. You may not be able to find insurance coverage for that individual owner’s policy if it doesn’t cover your use of the vehicle. If you are allowed to drive someone else’s car but don’t have insurance coverage on it, then you could be fined by the police and/or charged with driving without insurance.

Who Must Be Covered?
You must have insurance for anyone who is riding in your vehicle. This includes the driver and anyone else riding in the car, including passengers if you are driving a school bus or a limo. You must also have liability insurance on any commercial vehicle you drive. If you are using a rental car, the rental company must cover your use. You may not be able to find insurance coverage for that individual owner’s policy if it doesn’t cover your use of the vehicle. If you are allowed to drive someone else’s car but don’t have insurance coverage on it, then you could be fined by the police and/or charged with driving without insurance.

How Much Do You Need?
Your state may require you to have different types of insurance coverage for different vehicles and for different periods of time. For example, your state may require you to have a minimum amount of liability coverage on your car and also require that you carry collision and comprehensive coverage as well. The minimum amounts are usually higher than the actual value of the car, but they are required by law to protect yourself in case something happens while driving your vehicle. If you don’t have enough insurance, then you could be charged with driving without insurance or even hit with a hefty fine.

How Long Do You Need It For?
You should always keep adequate auto insurance coverage on your vehicle for as long as the policy is in effect. If you don’t have insurance for a certain length of time, then you could be fined and/or hit with a license suspension. You should also make sure to check your auto insurance coverage on a regular basis to make sure that you are still covered.

You cannot have auto insurance if you are under 18 years old. You may also be required to provide proof of financial responsibility if you are involved in an accident and are at fault for it or if someone is injured as a result of the accident and you are at fault for the accident. If you don’t have enough insurance coverage, then you could be fined by the police and/or charged with driving without insurance. You may also be required to provide proof of financial responsibility if you are involved in an accident and are at fault for it or if someone is injured as a result of the accident and you are at fault for the accident.