CLASSICS ON SORN ‘MUST BE INSURED’
Court ruling means that classics will need insurance whether they’re on the road or not – and the Government isn’t happy
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.