Insurance refers to any contract that an individual gets into with a policy provider as financial protection against any losses incurred during a particular occurrence.
In some cases, reimbursements are done in regards to the same.
An insurance cover is equally important to a driver’s license, however, at one point the two do cross paths.
If you are planning on driving or getting a car you will be required to get yourself an insurance policy.
Before getting your driver’s license you also are required to enroll in a driving school and you are later supposed to take a driving test which determines whether you qualify for a driver’s license or not.
The process differs depending on your state’s or country’s policy.
One of the most frequently asked questions is if you need to be insured before taking your driver’s test.
Well, this article seeks to enlighten you on if you need to be insured or not before sitting for your driver’s test and how to go about it.
Once you’ve had your permit or the provisional driving license during your theoretical and practical lessons you proceed to the real deal which is applying for a driving test.
At this point we know you are wondering if it is mandatory for you to be insured to take a driver’s test, the answer is no.
At times you just want to have a driving license before you buy a car and you got to go through the process.
First, it is important to note that different states and countries have a mode of operation that may determine whether you need to be insured before and during your driving test.
In some states and countries, you are required to have been insured before getting behind the wheel for the test.
Being a rookie driver, anything can happen, therefore, coverage can be mandatory.
In case your parents have a car and you still live with them, you can be insured under their cover and would not need any individual cover of your own for the test.
Proper documentation is always important for your test.
Prior preparation means ensuring that all your documentation is ready and in order before the examination date.
This will ease last-minute tension hence better composure during the exam which will give you a calm experience.
Composure will give you better results.
If you are lucky enough to use your parents’ or guardians’ car and insurance for your exam you will be required to produce their identifications and insurance identifications to be able to take your test.
You might be far away from your parents and you need a car for your test.
In this case, you can borrow a friend’s car.
Ensure that your friends’ insurance policy can be extended to you.
If this is possible, then ensure that you carry their insurance identification as well as yours and produce it to the DMV agent.
Therefore, you do not need to sign up for an insurance policy for yourself.
This not only saves you a few bucks but also the hustle of shopping and choosing an insurance policy.
If you chose to enroll in a driving school, then things are slightly easier for you.
This is because most driving schools do most of the applications for you as part of the package.
They sort you out on the provisional driving license, arrange for your classes both theoretical and practical and further provide a car for your driver’s test.
Being institutional cars, they are insured and the cover extends to the trainee using their vehicle for their exam.
The advantages of enrolling in a school instead of independent tutors are immense.
However, flexibility is minimum.
You cannot be able to attend your classes whenever you want to since most run within a system and you have to be present when it’s your time.
Some institutions if not all require you to attend a certain number of classes before you qualify for a driving test hence any missed class requires you to compensate for the missed class or else you will not be allowed to sit for your exam.
However, if you on the other hand are planning on using a rental car then you will need an insurance cover.
There is no rental company that will lease you a vehicle to a rookie without being insured.
They need to be sure that they do not incur any cost in case there is any kind of damage during the period you are using the car.
Some car rental companies do not render their services to clients who do not have a driver’s license to minimize the risk in case of anything.
You can request someone who has a driving license to rent you a car for your practice and exam in order not to need your insurance.
He or she, however, needs to list you as a beneficiary of his or her insurance or as a secondary driver of the vehicle.
Insurance can be quite costly and with the current economic times, one needs to get things done while cutting costs by all means and we understand that.
That is why we have given you different ways that you can be able to sit for your driver’s test without incurring the insurance cost.
We would, however, require you to do thorough research on your specific state or country of application and clearly understand how things are run and on the system structure of the department of motor vehicles or the ministry in charge.
This will help you prepare better for your oncoming test as well as help you understand the directives and requirements for your exam for you to prepare the relevant documents on time.
I bet you would not want to wake up and start looking for your identification card in the morning you are supposed to take the exam.
Tension does not work well with tests, who knows you might even get late.
You do not want that kind of hustle.
Quick Extra Tips on the driver’s test:
- Ensure that you have your identification ready before the test day
- Ensure that the car you are using is well serviced and has no underlying issues.
- Carry your roaster to show you have already finished your classes and registration for the classes as well, e.g. institution ID
- Proof of the car liability insurance you are using
- And of course, the driver’s fee test.
Now that you know that you can take your driver’s test without being insured, go ahead and take it on!