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Road Risk Insurance 2017-11-03T14:30:26+00:00

Road Risk Insurance

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What is Road Risk Insurance?

Road risk insurance is the minimum amount of motor trade insurance required by law to move vehicles from one place to another or buy and sell them.

Often taken out by full or part time traders looking to earn additional income, road risk only covers your profession within the trade industry, driving vehicles on the road and can be extended to the vehicles you hold as stock.

How is Road Risk Traders Cover broken down?

Much like private car insurance, road risk breaks down into the following categories.

Third Party will cover you for other people and their vehicles but NOT the vehicle you are. It is the very minimal amount of cover you require to trade. An example of this would be, if you are driving down the road and hit another car, the car and person you hit would be covered but not you or the vehicle you are in.

Third Party Fire & Theft will level of cover includes the above but also should your vehicles be stolen or lost to fire.

Comprehensive covers everything above but also covers you and your vehicle. It will also enable you to claim yourself in the event of personal injury caused by the accident you were involved in. Comprehensive road risk insurance is most sensible level of cover when handling peoples vehicles but not needing the full coverage of a combined cover.

Why do I need Road Risk when I have private car insurance?

Private car insurance does not cover you for profiteering from the motor trade industry. A trader’s insurance policy however can also be extended to cover your own vehicle for your personal use removing the need for your private car insurance.

A large part of a motor trade policy is of course the cover for multiple vehicles (assuming you are applying for comprehensive cover). This will however be subject to cost clauses where to drive more expensive or imported vehicles will require higher cover levels. You will also be required to prove you work within the trade by providing receipts for parts or invoices / log book slips for those who buy and sell.

How can I get a cheap road risk insurance?

If you are looking for cheap road risk insurance, apply online with us, our brokers have some of the best rates available for motor traders new or existing. Just remember that it is not always worth getting the cheapest cover option available and some times it is best to apply and obtain I higher rated cover if you intend to carry out quite a bit of trade related work.

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What is road risk insurance?

Road risk insurance is required if you need to move a vehicle from one place to another place within the daily running’s of your business, whether it be to buy and sell them, or to take a customer’s vehicle back to your premises in order to undergo maintenance and repair works.

Road risk insurance is the minimum level of insurance that you must have in order to meet the legal requirement for working a business that requires you to deal with vehicles that are not your own.

What does road risk insurance cover?

Road risk insurance policies allow you to drive vehicles that you do not own in order to carry out work. This is essential for motor traders who purchase vehicles from an auction house, or a mechanic who delivers a vehicle back to a customer. With road risk insurance, you will be covered in the event of an incident or accident in these situations. As with normal private insurance, there are three levels of cover available for road risk insurance:

Third Party Only: A third party only (TPO) policy covers the damage that may occur to other people, or their property in the event of an accident. An example of this would be if you reverse into someone else’s car whilst in a car park.  In this scenario, your insurance would cover the damage to the other car, but not the car you are currently driving. Because of this, third party only cover is the minimal level of cover available.

Third Party, Fire and Theft: Third party, fire and theft (TPFT) cover offers the same level of coverage as the aforementioned third party only cover, but also covers the vehicle in your possession in the event of a fire or theft of the vehicle.

Comprehensive: As the name suggests, a comprehensive policy offers the most amount of protection and includes the cover of the vehicle currently in your possession in the event of any damage sustained in an accident regardless of fault. This comes alongside the benefits of both a TPO and a TPFT policy.

Who should buy road risk insurance policies?

Road risk policies are designed for those who work within the motor trade business – whether it be part time or full time. Whilst all motor traders will need a road risks policy in order to operate their business, road risks policies may not be suitable for those who own a multitude of vehicles that they use on a personal basis.

In order to have a road risks policy, you will need to provide proof of work within the motor trade business, this can be in the form of receipts for parts if you are a mechanic, or vehicle sales receipts if you work with buying and selling vehicles.

Where can I find the best prices for a road risks insurance policy?

In order to find the best possible price for your road risks cover, you will need to shop around, different brokers offer different premiums based on your own specific needs and requirements. Because of this, prices may vary drastically from broker to broker.

The good news is that here at Total, we work with a multitude of brokers on a personal level, and are able to direct you to the brokers that will meet your requirements at the most competitive prices with a simple vetting process that only takes about 3 minutes.

We only require 3 minutes of your time in order to determine who can save you the most money on your renewal, and have refined our vetting process over years so that in just 3 simple steps you could be on your way to saving up to 45% on your renewal price:

  1. Give us a call, or fill out our quotation form
  2. One of our professional customer care team advisors will get in contact with you in a matter of minutes
  3. Based on your specific details, we will track down the most competitive brokers for you – saving you both time and money!
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