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Case Update

Liability Risk and Insurance

Case Update

Insurers’ section 151 RTA liability extended to unidentified drivers

The Court of Appeal has extended insurers’ liability under section 151 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to cases where the identity of the driver is unknown. Claimants can now elect to bring a claim against the vehicle’s insurers rather than using the MIB Untraced Drivers Agreement. Accordingly, insurers will now bear the cost of these claims.

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