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Does car insurance not allow the driver to drive other vehicles any more?

I have recently renewed my car insurance with a new provider (a reputable company with five star accreditation) for a very reasonable premium. However, I notice that the clause "Insured to only drive the car shown on this policy" is included. If I remember correctly, the standard wording used to be words to the effect " allowed to drive any other car with the permission of the driver". Do you know if this is now common practice?

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Yes, it is. Which, of course, makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to legally sell a car privately because you cannot legally allow the prospective buyer to test drive it. At the request of a JP I have issued this warning about lack of insurance in the past.
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