Employees at risk of driving uninsured

Workers who drive their own vehicles for business purposes are at risk of driving uninsured, it has been claimed by Gocompare.com.

While many businesses are now encouraging their employees to use their own vehicles, they are not advising them about taking out business insurance on their cars . Research by the price comparison site revealed that 72 per cent of people have used their cars for work purposes in the last year, however only 35 per cent of this figure knew they were supposed to have cover specifically for when they use their cars for business.

If a car is not insured for damage sustained when being driven for business reasons, the owner could be liable to pay for any repair work. Lee Griffin, business development director of Gocompare.com said: “Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that, irrespective of its owner, vehicles used on company business are safe to use and this includes being fully insured for business usage.”

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