One day car insurance for 17 year old with provisional licence?

by , 4 May 2012

I am 17 and need one day insurance to gain further experience on top of my driving lessons. Where can I get this insurance?


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Hi courierjohn1
This could be very difficult, and expensive, to find. Would an easier option not be to get yourself added to the insurance policy of the person's car you will be driving?

by Bonz1957, 4 May 2012

Hi Bonzi. Tried that, they wanted £2,500!! Can get it for 18 year olds but no younger. Thanks for your help

by courierjohn1, 4 May 2012

OUCH!! Really don't know what to suggest. My son passed his test over 2 years ago but hasn't yet had a car as he cannot justify the expense of insurance while he is at Uni.

by Bonz1957, 4 May 2012

Would it make sense maybe to just book extra driving lessons, and ask your instructor to just make comments when really necessary? Just a thought!

by fruitcake, 4 May 2012

Great idea Fruits, you could get a lot of extra driving lessons for that £2,500 insurance premium.

by Bonz1957, 4 May 2012

Well, Bonz, it only came into my mind because I did that myself. I bought a car before I passed my driving test, but had no one to sit with me while I practised, so I just booked extra lessons, explained my predicament to the instructor, and he was happy to do that and just comment where necessary.

by fruitcake, 4 May 2012

Not just a pretty face eh?? lol!!

by Bonz1957, 4 May 2012

Or a bit stupid to buy a car before I'd passed my test! ;-)

by fruitcake, 4 May 2012

After all, who's going to want to sit in a tiny sports car with a learner who's used to motorbikes not cars... ;-)

by fruitcake, 4 May 2012

I'm sure you were never short of offers to be your passenger!!
And i bought 2 cars before i passed my test - and stuffed the first one in a hedge!! It was a '63 Mini, cost me £50, and i broke even selling the parts. Those were the days (mid 70's).

by Bonz1957, 4 May 2012


by fruitcake, 4 May 2012

Actually, I've been driving my car for over 5 years now, and I still occasionally 'lean' into a bend!!

by fruitcake, 4 May 2012
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