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Old 11 Oct 2017, 07:55 (Ref:3773596)   #13
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Originally Posted by MGDavid View Post
1-2, in case you haven't read Chris Aylett's statement this is the important part:

"In simple terms, the EC plans to issue a new Motor Insurance Directive, as a result of which all EU Member States must put into their National Law compulsory and unlimited third-party liability insurance to cover personal injury between motorsport competitors and car-to-car damage during any competition from Formula One, Moto GP, World Rally to karting, historic and grass roots, whether regulated by the FIA or FIM or not.

However such widespread unlimited new insurance is not currently and, we understand, will not in the future be available - so motorsport will be unable to continue anywhere in the EU."
It's only a consultation document, asking for input.
This is just a starting point with some suggestions for the areas it should cover.
It will be passed back and forth over many years with suggestions and amendments being made to it by the elected representatives (governments).
Any final directive will have to be approved by all member states and will include their changes before each country then incorporates it into their own laws (the EU do not make laws).
Given the effects on motorsport businesses throughout the EU that aspect will disappear.

They are clearly looking at the impact of so called driverless cars and the potential claims resulting from when they go wrong and there have been issues with un-registered vehicles (e.g. agricultural etc.) operating in public areas which need to be investigated.
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