Check if Your Car is Insured for Anyone to Drive Says NRMA Insurance

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As the holiday period approaches where many of us will be driving long distances, 70% of ACT drivers aren’t sure if they’re covered for someone else to share the driving, according to new research from NRMA Insurance.

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70% of ACT drivers aren’t sure if they’re covered for someone else to share the driving

As the holiday period approaches where many of us will be driving long distances, 70% of ACT drivers aren’t sure if they’re covered for someone else to share the driving, according to new research from NRMA Car Insurance*.

‘In our experience we know things come up and you might need someone to drive for you, which is why NRMA Insurance covers anyone who drives your car,’ said Mariana Cidade, spokesperson for NRMA Insurance.

The research also showed that ACT drivers either list themselves as the sole drivers of their car (almost 30%) or have themselves and one other named on their policy (60%).

‘A lot of us are keen to reach our destinations this holiday season therefore we suggest you share the driving, especially since unfortunately, around one in five fatalities involve fatigue**.

‘We recommend drivers who are unsure, or not insured with NRMA Insurance check if their cover extends to unnamed drivers, especially around the holiday season. For example, if you need to take a break you may need one of your passengers to take over for you,’ Ms Cidade said.

NRMA Car Insurance has just launched a new promotion where anyone over 18 can enter to win one of two Volkswagen Golfs. The My Car is Your Car promotion is part of a TV campaign featuring Tom, the campaign’s main character, who is given a car to share with Australia. Tom will be driving the car throughout NSW and allowing licensed drivers to take it for a spin.

To follow Tom’s whereabouts and adventures, or enter to win a car please visit http://www.nrma.com.au/mycarisyourcar.

*Based on a survey of 100 ACT drivers by Pure Profile Research in October 2010
**Sourced from RTA Road Safety 2010 Report

NRMA Insurance is a leading insurance provider, offering Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Travel Insurance, Business Insurance, Boat Insurance, Health Insurance and Caravan Insurance in NSW.

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