BECOME A MEMBER
Join TECC by signing up and verifying your identity
TECC has partnered with Co-Cars—a co-operative society based in Exeter—to provide driver authentication services. Sign up as an individual, household or business.
Membership costs £25 per year and gives you full rights as a member of this co-op.
Your liability is limited to the £1 co-op membership share that is included in your first year's membership fee. This buys a single share in the society and is not withdrawable and not transferable.
Must hold a
You must have held a full licence for at least a year. (Foreign Service Personnel must hold a full valid UK or EU licence for 2 years or more.) Your licence must be current and show your current place of residence, which is a standard requirement for all UK driving licences.
Holders of full, valid driving licences from other countries are also eligible to join the club including licences from: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Switzerland; any county within the European Union (EU); or any county within the European Economic Area, eg, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway
Driver's age must be
No one under 21 can be covered by our insurance unfortunately. If you are over 21 but under 25 there are a few extra requirements including a security deposit and higher 'excess' payments required in case of an accident. This only costs you money if you have an accident, which we hope you don't!
If you are over 75, there are some extra conditions that apply. Please contact us for details.
Your licence must have
If you have accumulated too many points on your driving licence, the insurance company deems that you are a greater risk. If you commit a traffic offence, you may be given points on your licence. If this happens, please let us know. If your total exceeds six points, you will not be allowed to drive (or hire) the cars until sufficient points expire and are removed from your licence. Failing to inform us can result in significant consequences.
You must also not have had your driving licence endorsed or suspended or been convicted of an offence in connection with the driving of a motor vehicle or motorcycle
No more than one
ACCIDENT IN 3 YEARS
You must not have, whilst driving, been involved in more than one accident during the past 3 years. You must not have had insurance declined and/or renewal refused and/or special insurance terms imposed as a result of claims experience. And you must not have had insurance or cover cancelled by any Motor insurer.
Not be a
You must not derive your financial income wholly from professional entertainment or be partly or wholly engaged as a professional sports person, jockey or person connected with the racing or gaming industry or press of any sort.
Who can become a member of the club?
Insurance is the single most challenging aspect of setting up the car club and the insurance company has rules that protect them and us from perceived dangers. All drivers have to fit within their criteria at all times or the insurance cover becomes invalid.
We check drivers' eligibility at sign-up and periodically after that but it is your responsibility to inform us if something happens to make you no longer eligible to drive the cars.