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Adding a Named Driver

You can choose up to two named drivers as part of your lease, including yourself, friends, family or carers. Plus, for an additional cost, you can also add a third driver.

Who can drive for you?​

For the protection of the scheme, there are a few rules concerning who can drive your Motability car:

  • Named drivers must live within five miles of the disabled driver’s home address (however, where it is essential for the customer’s mobility needs, Motability will consider requests to name drivers who fall outside this limit).
  • Drivers aged under 25 are limited to vehicles with an ABI Insurance Group 16 or lower, and a power output of 115bhp or less (Please note that the above does not include Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles).
  • Only one named driver under 21 years of age is permitted (either the disabled customer or another driver living at the same address).
  • Only applications from drivers with a valid UK driver’s licence will be accepted. Drivers with a non-UK driving licence will be subject to additional checks.
  • Applications from proposed drivers with specified convictions, disqualifications or endorsements within the last five years will not be considered. For more information, please speak with one of our Motability specialists.

Only those named as permitted drivers on your Certificate of Motor Insurance will be covered to drive your Motability car. Before choosing your car it is important to consider whether you will require a named driver under 25 years of age. For more information regarding suitable options for your needs, please speak with one of our Motability specialists at Johnsons.

How to add drivers

When you place the order for your next car, you will need to tell your Motability Specialist about anyone you wish to drive the car, including yourself. You’ll also need to provide confirmation that these drivers agree to obey the Scheme guidelines and are happy for us to check their details against the DVLA driver licence database.

Proposed drivers can give their consent by either coming with you to the Johnsons dealership when you place your order, or filling out the Driver Consent Form, which will be sent to you three months before the end of your lease along with your renewal pack. If you wish to add or change a driver during your lease, please contact your local Johnsons dealership.

Adding temporary drivers

If you require a temporary driver, you can add one to your lease at no extra charge (unless they are the third driver on the lease). A temporary driver can be added onto your policy for up to 30 days at a time and must always conform to the Scheme rules and use the car for your benefit. If you rely on this driver multiple times throughout the year, they must be included on your Certificate of Motor Insurance as a permanent driver.

Keep us Informed

If a named driver is convicted of a motoring offence during the agreement, you must tell us immediately to make sure you are still covered. Furthermore, you should let the DVLA know about any change in you or your driver’s mobility or health which might make driving unsafe. But if your GP has passed you to drive and the DVLA are aware of these changes you do not need to contact us.