Dr Nicholas Bevan

Dr Nicholas Bevan

Friday, 28 June 2013


Two months have elapsed since the deadline set for responses to the Department for Transport’s Review of the Motor Insurers Bureau’s Uninsured and Untraced Drivers Agreements.  

A number of well informed respondents have warned the DfT that the consultation process is fundamentally flawed and that it must be widened to embrace the numerous defects in the Road Traffic Act 1988 because that legislation is inextricably interconnected with the MIB Agreements.  It has also been informed that both the RTA 1988 and the MIB Agreements fail to meet the minimum standards of compensatory protection required by law under the European Motor Insurance Directives.  The DfT has even been advised that one of its proposals, set out in Question 18, is unlawful.

The DfT has been provided with chapter and verse, including a solution that is as straight forward and fair to all concerned. 

My information is that none of the respondents have been contacted by the DfT, despite being invited to do so.  One is left to wonder whether this consultation is merely window dressing?

I am reminded of that proverb: none are so blind as those who will not see.

Click here to access my detailed consultation response.

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