Can Someone Else Drive My Rental Car?
Can another person drive my rental car? If you have a plan to hire a car in Uganda for self-drive and probably need an additional driver, there are so many things to be put into consideration. However, it is also important to ask yourself the outcome in case someone else drives your rental car and it collides with another one.
On the other hand, it is good alternating especially on long trips for you to have some rest. Usually, it is only one of you to be considered as the main driver and adding another driver is equally easy when renting a car with us. It is possible to have 3 additional drivers in a rental car and even more however, this may come at a daily fee for every additional driver. But luckily it is possible for you to also bump into a special deal online for 1 or 2 drivers at a free cost-incredibly a good deal that is why we advise our clients to always double check with various car hire agencies as well.
Generally, the main driver is a person who is legally in charge of the car and also who signs the contract (car hire agreement). He or she is the one who reserved a rental car. Although the extra driver usually depends on the car rental company, the guidelines, minimum age and driving license are similar to those of the main driver. That said, eligible driver should be about 21 years and he or she should have a valid driving license valid for 2 years. In the same manner, there are guidelines to be observed by young driver and senior driver fees.
How to add an extra driver
There are various ways to add an extra driver on self-drive tour in Uganda or guided Uganda safari and this normally varies depending on the car rental agency you choose to deal with. However, it is possible to add an extra driver when you reserve a rental car online or while at the car hire agency’s desk. Payment will be made on the date you will be picking up your rental car. To pick up an additional driver, you will be required to visit the company offices on date you will be picking up your rental car for a road trip.
Requirements for car rental pick up
On actual date of picking up a rental car, you will be required to have a valid passport and driving license. Note, the main driver will be the only one to sign the car hire agreement and details of an additional driver shall be added as well. The fee for an additional driver shall be made per day!
Where need to add an extra driver, make sure that your car hire company knows about it and ensure you have inquired if there is possibility for you to do so. If there is room to do so then the main driver plus additional driver should go to the counter to present a valid driving license, passport and also meet fees where need be.
Please take note of 2 potential issues; firstly, breach of contract/agreement and this may make the car hire operator go to court in case of damages. Your insurance policy should also cover damages whether it is the main driver is with or someone else is on road trip with it.