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European Parliament Calls for Motorsports Exemption from Insurance Requirements

Posted November 26, 2018 11:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: EU insurance legisation racing

It’s not quite a green flag, but the European Parliament has, for the first time, acknowledged the threat to European motorsports posed by the expanded scope of the Motor Insurance Directive by proposing an exemption from the directive for all race cars. At the same time, however, the legislative body’s report casts doubt over the future of track days for street-registered cars.

Issued late last month, the European Parliament’s drafted response to the European Commission’s proposed reforms of the 2009 Motor Insurance Directive (in turn issued in response to the European Court of Justice’s 2014 ruling in the Vnuk case, in which the court decided that all forms of motorized transport, on both public and private property, were subject to compulsory insurance) made a number of recommendations counter to Vnuk and other rulings. Among those recommendations were a definition of “use of a vehicle” as taking place in traffic and consistent with the vehicle’s function.

A silver lining for motorsports fans and participants in the EU, although street-legal track monsters might be the casualty as a result.

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11/26/2018 11:49 AM

More demonstrations of the Laws of Unintended Consequences, or were they?

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11/26/2018 1:52 PM

Ha ha I love this guy....

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