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Drive other cars/vehicles clauses in insurance policies nowadays often have restrictions. Therefore, we would always suggest you check with your insurer to find out if you are covered – this is what the police will probably do if you are stopped.

Note that all insurers are different and whilst the above information represents the general position, you should always check with your insurer to make sure.

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