Generally, all licensed drivers will be listed as secondary drivers under your insurance policy. The rationale is that people living in the same household likely use each other’s vehicles somewhat regularly. If you don’t want someone in your household listed as a secondary driver, contact your insurance provider.
Can someone drive my car if they are not on my insurance?
If a friend or a family member has an accident and isn’t insured, then you will have to use your insurance. Unless you have expressly denied that driver permission to use your vehicle.
What happens if someone else is driving my car and gets in an accident Ontario?
Third Party Liability — Ontario’s auto insurance program mixes no fault and tort concepts. An accident victim retains the right to sue the at fault driver for their loss and suffering. Thus, if the borrowing driver caused the accident, the borrowed car’s insurer pays liability settlements.
Does my insurance cover other cars?
Driving Other Cars (DOC) insurance isn’t usually included as part of a fully comprehensive policy. Unless your policy states otherwise, you’ll only be able to drive your partner’s car if they’ve added you as a named driver or have a family or any driver car insurance policy.
Can I drive my friends car in Ontario?
As long as you’re licensed to drive in Ontario, you can operate someone else’s vehicle even if you don’t have insurance of your own. You must receive their explicit permission to operate the vehicle, however. Simply knowing they wouldn’t mind is not enough.
Does my insurance go up if someone else crashes my car?
The short answer is yes, probably. Since your car insurance works much the same way when you lend it to someone and when you’re driving it yourself, your premiums will go up if someone else causes an accident in your vehicle, just like they would if you caused an accident.
What happens if I crash my friend’s car?
Auto insurance usually follows the car, not the driver. … Your insurance generally pays for the friend’s crash, as long as your friend is a licensed driver and doesn’t regularly borrow your car. (if they’re a regular driver of your car they should be listed on your policy anyway.)
Can I lend my car to a friend?
Although you should check your individual policy, most of the time you can let someone drive your car and still have coverage. As long as you give the person permission, and they only drive the car occasionally, there shouldn’t be an issue. Accidents, however, are unpredictable and can happen anytime.
Can a car be registered in one name and insured in another?
Can a car be registered and insured in different names? Most U.S. states allow their residents to register and insure their vehicles under different names. However, using separate names for the registration and insurance of a car may confuse the insurer and affect payment of settlements to insured drivers.