PI lawyers are dismayed at scrapping of EU laws requiring insurance for vehicles such as forklifts and quadbikes

Serious access to justice concerns have been raised following the scrapping of a new EU law requiring insurance for vehicles such as fork-lifts and quadbikes where used on private land.

Announcing the move, government said it will not implement the EU motor insurance directive issued following the decision of the European Court of Justice in Vnuk that all UK vehicles should carry third party insurance for use on private land. 

That requirement would have encompassed vehicles such as forklifts, quadbikes, ride-on lawn mowers, mobility scooters and golf-buggies, bringing them into line with insurance requirements for cars and vans.

Significantly, implementation of the EU law would have brought those vehicles under th...

Nicola Laver
Solicitors Journal

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