Who can supervise a Learner Driver?
The supervising driver must be 25 or older, having held their full UK driving licence for at least 3 years. They don’t need to be the person who owns the car but needs the car owner’s permission to use it – and they must abide by the same rules they would if they were driving (e.g. they should not be using their phone, under the influence of alcohol, etc.). The car must have L plates (or D plates in Wales) to warn others on the road.
Short term learner insurance from Marmalade will cover the supervising driver to take over, should the learner be unable to continue to drive.
Why is temporary Learner driver Insurance a good option?
Gaining experience outside of driving lessons helps you increase your skills and real-life situations as opposed to an hour once a week. Because a short-term learner policy can be bought in chunks, as and when you need, it’s particularly useful if you haven’t got your own car and you’re not sure what car you’ll be driving once you pass your driving test.
It’s also super easy to set up your learner insurance online – taking the hassle and worry away from the car owner, who may otherwise need to spend ages on the phone to their own insurer (and risk their No Claims by adding you!)