Driving during lockdown could invalidate your car insurance

Driving during lockdown could invalidate your car insurance, according to experts.

That would mean that any accident could see you having to pay thousands to cover the repairs.

Even not driving your car could land you in trouble – as some drivers are cancelling their insurance during lockdown to save cash.

But if you leave your car parked on the road, it must be insured, reports The Mirror.

Florence Codjoe, of website Uswitch.com, said: “You could end up paying thousands for ­repairs. If you’re unsure about cover during lockdown speak to your insurer for clarification.”

It is also illegal to park on the road without insurance.

Specialist motoring lawyer Nick Freeman said: “Essential travel is largely defined as ­shopping for necessities, picking up medical supplies, caring for a vulnerable person and getting to and from work if you cannot do so from home.”

He added: “Anything else is not really acceptable. If you have an accident and can’t prove your journey was essential your ­insurance may be void.”

John Neill, of Castle Insurance Services, said: “If it’s a non-­essential journey and being used ­outside the terms of the policy then there may be grounds for an insurer to reject a claim.”