I thoght "third party extension" was just a different name of "driving other cars extension".
Whatever it's called it's still the same.
Beside, we are just chatting here on the subject or around.
That's what the forum is for, really.
What I meant is just if car is registered in the country once (when it's new or imported secondhand), receives a registration number, and since then it's regsitered at all times, until it's scrapped or exported. That's it.
So generally speaking every car must have at least third party insurance at all times.
And yes - it is cheap.
Depends on engine size, owners age and NCB, usually between €60 and €250 per annum.
When I said I was fussy, I meant that I need to go through a good few cars to see and check, before I could decide to buy that one which was the best, in oppose to people who just go, take a quick look at car and buy it.
Apologies, I'm a bit confused, you seem to say it happens when the car is registered first (you say, thats it), AND you also say it is annually (at maybe 60 to 250 euros).
So it is an annual payment?
From the moment car becomes registered first time in the country (aquires registration number) owner must make sure it is insured until the vehicle is sccraped or exported.
Insurance is the same like in Ireland provided by insurance company in a form of annual policies, which cost 60 to 250.
Hope that's understandable now.
Speaking in other words, if you own a car, you must have it insured at all times.
There is no such thing, that you decide not to use a car, keep it at your driveway and don't pay insurance. No such thing. You have to pay insurance no matter if you intend to drive it or not.
I agree, anyone would be foolish to take advice here and apply it without confirming it to be accurate, its a bit of informal sidetracking.
I understand now, same as Ireland really.
Anyway, from the OPs perspective, I'd be checking to see someone IS actually covered and licenced to drive the vehicle they are selling, even though a lot of people seem to have a very lax understanding/view of insurance on test drives, certainly I would never allow someone to drive a car on their own if I was selling it, to ensure they didnt do anything crazy or disappear. I'd want to make sure they and I were covered as much as is reasonably possible, some people seem not to mind at all.
I would be worried about this
Here's another thing, there's is no tax on the car, make a difference?
Why? that was a few years ago, not even that poster? do you mean something else?
I'm beginning to wonder about this thread now, right, first off, No Tax, then you cannot be on the road (shouldn't be, and shouldn't need to ask really, I mean if you really don't know, by all means, ask, but people should know that).
Also, I dont mean to be a pedant but,
"There's" means "there is" adding an "is" afterwards is redundant sorry, its like reading, "there is is".
So back to the first quote, why should he be worried??? I'm lost on that one?
Lighten up. I added 's by mistake, well spotted, go log a bug
The car is off the road since end of Jan when the tax expired. Why would I renew it when I have a new car?
I'm not sure I understood the story of the friend above but getting done for allowing someone to drive your car is not appealing to me.
"I'm beginning to wonder about this thread now, " What on earth does this mean?
That's just a sub heading of the policy. On my certificate of insurance there's just that.
The heading says "Driving other cars"
It then says that "All named drivers on this policy can drive a vehicle under 3rd party cover ONLY provided that such vehicle is not owned by the proposer, does not exceed the value of €50,000,is not modified, is road worthy, has valid tax and is not owned by a member of the trade."
No tax = It shouldn't be on the road.
After all that, you completely missed my point.
The point was - that it's significently different that Ireland.
In Ireland you have to do really much to make sure no one is driving uninsured. If you want your friend to drive for you as your are tires, you have add him to your insurance policy which might be difficult especially on weekends or evening. If you are selling a car there is a problem as well.
If you forgot to inform your insurance company about any fact about you or car, you might not be insured. Generally speaking, you have to really do a lot to make sure that everyone and everytime is insured while driving your car.
People very often don't care, f.e. with test-drives like described in this thread, and therefore there is quite a lot of uninsured drivers on Irish roads.
In Poland it's the insurance legislation which ensures everyone is covered, and therefore cases of someone driving uninsured nearly doesn't happen.
That's the difference.
Exactly, it's a pain in the hoop. We're not great with cars and laws over here
I still find it insane that the seller let me test drive his Honda S2000 with him not being in the car with me.
If I was selling her in the morning, there's no chance I'd let a stranger head off in my car without me here.
Sound chap though
Why did he not get in the car with you?
Well, I did apologise in advance , we seem to have a communication difficulty, I have no idea what log a bug means now?
I meant, Im beginning to wonder because, I wasn't sure if you or the thread was serious at all, honestly thats what i thought when you ask at the start about insurance then only mention way after about tax.
If you dont have one or the other then you cant be on the road with that car.
Well and good if you aren't aware, then you have to ask, better to than not, but really drivers should be aware they need both.
For you own sake, ensure you and your car is covered somehow when out on the road with test drivers as if they knock someone down or hit a car, you likely may be screwed and it wont be worth it. If you have no tax they or you may be in trouble.
Re the renew tax, why you would renew it is so it can be on the road, just cos you have a new car doesnt mean this one shouldnt be taxed also, its not great but its an added selling point plus test drivers may not appreciate you having no tax and them driving it.