Law of Compulsory Motor Vehicle, The
Insurance Obligation: Scope (meaning of “permit,” “cause,” “motor vehicle,” “road or other public place”)
Permit and cause use
3.1 Section 143(1)(b) of RTA 1988 states, “A person must not cause or permit any other person to use a motor vehicle on a road or other public place…” without the insurance cover required by the statute. Two different actions are in question here: (1) to permit and (2) to cause another person to use a motor vehicle. The word “consent” may be used interchangeably with “permission.”1 Giving leave and licence to somebody to use the vehicle is described as “to permit”2: A allows his friend B to use his motor car.3
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