Inadequate safeguards for minors and the mentally handicapped
This includes a response by a spokesperson for the Motor Insurers Bureau. It indicates that the MIB untraced drivers scheme was given a clean bill of health in the High Court by Mr Justice Hickinbottom in Carswell v Secretary of State for Transport & the MIB  EWHC 3230 (QB), and so it was. However, I have two observations to make. Firstly, Carswell was a case where the deceased's family were superbly represented by the redoubtable Andrew Richie QC and it had nothing whatsoever to do with injured minors or mentally handicapped victims. My second point is that the European Commission is currently investigating a number of breaches of Community law where our national law provision fails to properly implement the minimum standards of protection imposed under the Motor Insurance Directives. The Commission's concerns embrace both the Uninsured and Untraced Drivers Agreements. So watch this space!
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