What are my obligations if I transport clients in my own car?

If you are providing transport to clients in your own car, you must:

  • Maintain the vehicle in a safe, clean and roadworthy condition.
  • Conduct an annual visual Vehicle Inspection to ensure it is roadworthy
  • Ensure the vehicle is maintained and serviced, as outlined in the owner’s manual.
  • Register your vehicle with the relevant body and ensure the registration is maintained.
  • Hold Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance and check that you are insured to drive for business purposes.
  • Think about your insurance needs and consider obtaining Comprehensive Vehicle Insurance.
  • Keep accurate records of the trips you have made using your own vehicle when logging your assists.
  • Consider keeping a first aid kit in your vehicle.
  • Understand that you are fully responsible for your vehicle in the event of any claim that arises as a result of an accident, in conjunction with your insurer.

Remember by choosing to drive your own vehicle you are taking on the liability for any damage caused to your vehicle (or another vehicle involved in an accident).

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