Court rul­ing means that clas­sics will need in­surance whether they’re on the road or not – and the Gov­ern­ment isn’t happy

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Front Page -

A new rul­ing by the Euro­pean Court of Jus­tice means that clas­sic own­ers may have to in­sure their cars even when they’re be­ing stored or re­paired off the road. The De­part­ment for Trans­port has launched a con­sul­ta­tion fol­low­ing a rul­ing in favour of Dami­jan Vnuk, a Slove­nian man who was in­jured when knocked off a lad­der by a trailer at­tached to a trac­tor in a barn. It’s set the Euro­pean le­gal prece­dent that ve­hi­cles – in­clud­ing clas­sic cars cur­rently us­ing Statu­tory Off Road No­ti­fi­ca­tions – need to be in­sured even when on pri­vate land. Andrew Jones MP, Par­lia­men­tary Un­der Sec­re­tary of State for Trans­port, says he has ‘se­ri­ous mis­giv­ings’ about the rul­ing’s im­pli­ca­tions. 

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