What is an Additional Driver?

Posted on January 18, 2012 by . 0 comments

When you hire a car the vehicle is insured in the name of the person who paid for a vehicle. However, often people are not travelling alone and share the driving responsibilities with another member of their travelling party.

If another person is to be driving the hire car in addition to the named driver, they are added to the insurance by the car hire company as an additional driver. In the majority of cases there is a charge for adding an additional driver to your rental but it can in some cases be free. Check the terms and conditional of rental before hiring to see if a charge is to be levied.