Wednesday, 29 March 2017

New EU rules to hit motor insurance

New EU rules to extend compulsory insurance

New EU rules could make it compulsory to insure a wide range of vehicles currently exempt from mandatory insurance.

The government is consulting on how to reconcile UK law with a decision by the European Court of Justice that insurance should be compulsory for the normal function of vehicles even if only conducted on private land.

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The decision could affect anything from mobility scooters to motor sports, said lawyers quoted by The Independent.

The Department of Transport issued a 50-page consultation document on the court ruling, which followed a case in Slovenia where a man was knocked off a ladder by a tractor-trailer on private land.

The consultation ends on March 31.

 

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