Auto Insurance Coverage Tips – Before You TravelPosted: May 29, 2015
Before you set out on a road trip, vacation or adventure to another state or outside the country, remember that it’s important you have the correct coverage for your vehicle. Whether it’s a motorcycle, truck, RV or car you want to be safe on the highways.
Most policies provide coverage in other states, U.S. territories and Canada.
U.S. drivers licenses are valid in Canada, as long as you’re just visiting Canada and are a resident of the U.S. Your American auto insurance is also valid for driving visits in Canada. When you cross the border, you just have to produce proof of your auto insurance, which you should always keep with you when driving.
Most states and territories have enacted financial responsibility laws requiring drivers to carry a specified amount of automobile insurance to cover losses resulting from ownership or operation of a motor vehicle. If the financial responsibility requirements where you are traveling are higher than you need to consult with an auto insurance agent for meeting the requirements.
Most policies do not provide coverage in Mexico, so if you plan to drive your car there, it’s wise to buy that coverage separately. Check your out-of-state coverage before you travel.
You can help make the roads safer by preventing yourself from becoming a fatigue-related statistic. Make sure you do get lots of rest and pull over if you feel too tired. Avoid auto insurance premium increases by using good judgment and being reasonable about your body’s limitations.