Why is government intervention necessary? UK legislation provides victims of motor vehicle accidents with a route to claiming compensation where the driver is at fault, where the accident involves a vehicle which is designed for road use and where the accident occurs on a road or other public place. However, that route to compensation is not currently available to victims of accidents which occur on private land; or to victims of accidents which are caused by the negligent use of non-road-going vehicles. Government intervention is required to amend domestic legislation to ensure that victims are compensated in these instances, an obligation which was clarified by the European Court of Justice in 2014 in the “Vnuk judgment”.
Options that are under consideration by the DfT include:
To read more and give feedback, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/motor-insurance-consideration-of-the-vnuk-judgment