DRIVER POLICIES

Additional Drivers


Age

DMV Check

Drivers License

Non-Licensed Renter

Parking Tickets, Traffic Violations

Rental Qualifications


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Additional Drivers
The following individuals, if 25 years of age or older and in possession of a valid driver’s license may drive the car with the renter’s prior permission:
• Renter’s employer (while on company business)
• Renter’s fellow employee (while on company business)
• Renter’s spouse or life partner
The above additional drivers are considered “authorized drivers” and need not be present at the time of rental nor do they need to sign an additional driver form.
Other individuals may be listed as additional driver’s provided they are at least 25 years of age; present a valid driver’s license; present an Avis honored charge card and complete an additional driver form. An additional driver fee may apply for each additional driver.

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Age
At our Avis locations, the minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25.

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DMV Check
At the time of rental, the renter or authorized driver may be subject to an electronic DMV check from the issuing state of the driver's license, or may be asked to sign a declaration attesting to the criteria listed below:
• The renter/authorized driver has a valid license that is not currently suspended, expired, revoked, canceled or surrendered
• The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 48 months had 1 or more convictions for speeding or reckless driving
• The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 48 months had 1 or more convictions for driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or driving while alcohol impaired (DWAI)
• The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months failed to report or leave the scene of an accident
• The renter/authorized driver has never been in possession of a stolen vehicle or used a vehicle in a crime
• The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 month had 3 or more convictions for moving violations (excluding seat belt violations) but including speeding
The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 month had 2 or more accidents

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Drivers License
A valid driver’s license is required for all operators of the Avis vehicle. The license must be valid at the time of rental and remain valid throughout the rental period. All drivers must meet Avis’ requirements. Driver’s licenses accepted at Avis of Lexington are:
• Any license issued by any US state, territory or possession
• A license issued by a Canadian province
• A license issued by a country that participated in the 1949 Geneva convention on Road Traffic or the 1943 Convention on the Regulation of Inter-American Automobile Traffic
• A license issued by a country that has a reciprocal agreement with the USInternational Driver’s Permits are only valid if presented with the original local license. An International Driver’s Permit it not acceptable by itself.
In addition, at the time of rental, the renter, authorized driver or additional driver may be subject to an electronic DMV check or may be required to sign a declaration attesting to the fact that they have a valid license that is not currently suspended, revoked, expired, cancelled or surrendered.
A temporary driver’s license is acceptable provided it does not have any restrictions and is valid for the entire period of the rental.
Individuals with learner’s permits may not operate Avis vehicles.

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Non-Licensed Renter
Avis will rent to disabled customers who do not possess a driver’s license, but are otherwise personally and financially responsible. The disabled renter may use their charge card to rent the vehicle. The driver must be 25 years of age and complete the Avis additional driver form at the time of rental. This service is only available to customers.

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Parking Tickets, Traffic Violations
Parking tickets and any traffic violations are the responsibility of the renter.

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Rental Qualifications
Avis requires that each customer and additional driver meet the Avis minimum age requirement, present a valid driver’s license and an Avis honored charge card or cash rental qualification at the time of rental.

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