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Oldham Borough Council v Sajjad: Admn 19 Dec 2016

The appeal is brought by the appellant against the decision of the Justices that the respondent was not guilty of the offence of using a motor vehicle on a road without there being in force a valid policy of insurance, contrary to section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Judges: McCombe LJ, Kerr J … Continue reading Oldham Borough Council v Sajjad: Admn 19 Dec 2016

Lewis v Tindale and Others: QBD 14 Sep 2018

The court was asked as to the liability of the Motor Insurer’s Bureau for an accident not occurring on a public road. Held: Soole J said that section 145 should not be read down, because reading down would go against the grain and thrust of the legislation, because it raised policy ramifications which were not … Continue reading Lewis v Tindale and Others: QBD 14 Sep 2018

Siegel v The Procurator Fiscal, Lerwick: ScSf 26 Jul 2016

The question in this case is whether or not special reasons exist for not endorsing Mr Siegel’s licence with penalty points for the offence of using a motor vehicle without there being in force a valid policy of insurance to cover that use, in contravention of section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. [2016] … Continue reading Siegel v The Procurator Fiscal, Lerwick: ScSf 26 Jul 2016

Director of Public Prosecutions v Kavaz: Admn 25 Nov 1997

[1997] EWHC Admin 1042 Road Traffic Act 1988 143(2) England and Wales Citing: Appealed to – Director of Public Prosecutions v Kavaz CACD 17-Mar-1999 The duty to demonstrate that a car is properly insured and has an MOT certificate remains the responsibility of the actual driver. . . Cited – Rex v Oliver 1944 When … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions v Kavaz: Admn 25 Nov 1997

The Director of Public Prosecutions v Whittaker: Admn 3 Jul 2015

Appeal by way of case stated from a decision dismissing a summons alleging a contravention of s. 143 Road Traffic Act 1988, namely use of a motor vehicle on a road without a policy of insurance. The defendant appeared to be using a van for commercial purposes, but had only private and domestic insurance. Beatson … Continue reading The Director of Public Prosecutions v Whittaker: Admn 3 Jul 2015

Pryor v Greater Manchester Police: CA 30 Jun 2011

The claimant had purchased a car, but not yet received confirmation of its registration in his name. After verifying his friend’s insurance he lent the car to him. The friend was stopped by officers, the non-registrations noted and the car was impounded and destroyed. He appealed against rejection of his claim. Held: The appeal was … Continue reading Pryor v Greater Manchester Police: CA 30 Jun 2011

Churchill Insurance v Charlton: CA 2 Feb 2001

The victim of an unlawful act of a driver off-road sought damages from another driver and his insurers. The insurers refused to pay. Held: There is a balance to be found between the statutory purpose of compulsory motor insurance and the principal that a man should not benefit from his own wrongful act. The victim … Continue reading Churchill Insurance v Charlton: CA 2 Feb 2001