UK drivers are being warned about a no-deal Brexit

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:59
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If the UK drops out of the European Union without a deal on March 29th, then motorists planning to drive in Europe will need to take action soon. A no-deal Brexit would require drivers to carry proof of insurance, known as a Green Card. The Association of British Insurers said that the card needs to be ordered a month before travelling and will be mandatory.

The EU regulation will hit both businesses and individuals, and will also be required for travel across the Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland border.

European insurance authorities had agreed to waive the need for Green Cards in May 2018, but this needs to be confirmed by the European Commission, which has not yet happened. This means that drivers who do not have a Green Card, could be breaking the law.

The government are pushing the Commission to grant the waiver. A spokesperson from the Department for Transport said: “The UK meets all requirements to remain a part of the Green Card-free circulation zone when we leave the EU, and we urge the Commission to issue a decision which would ensure UK motorists can drive in the EU without a Green Card.”

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