How can I check if I'm insured on someone else's car I plan to drive in the USA?

I plan to drive someone else's car by invitation in the USA (and through into Canada) as part of a trip we are taking later this year. They have checked with their insurance company who say as long as I have a valid driving licence then I am covered. Is there anything else I need to check?

Asked on 19 July 2019 by Ray Lewis

Answered by Tim Kelly
I would want sight of the document. Do not take anything in good faith, especially in such a litigious country as the United States.
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