Judges: Jack J Citations:  EWHC 1529 (QB) Links: Bailii Statutes: Road Traffic Act 1988 143 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Road Traffic, Insurance, Personal Injury Updated: 21 May 2022; Ref: scu.258633
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
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
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.  … Continue reading Siegel v The Procurator Fiscal, Lerwick: ScSf 26 Jul 2016
 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
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
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
Prosecutor’s appeal against dismissal of charge of driving without insurance. . .
A van was stopped carrying a delivery of coal. The insurance was for social domestic and pleasure purposes only. The owner appealed a conviction for using it without insurance.
Held: ‘using’ when the description of the offence in connection . .
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
The 1988 Act gave the local authority the power to undertake a prosecution for the offence of driving without insurance as regards those for whom it had regulatory and licensing responsibilities as hackney carriage drivers. The power to act for the . .
The defendant motorist was accused of driving with excess alcohol. There had been a difference in readings between two samples taken within a short time of each other.
Held: He should have been allowed an adjournment to bring his own expert . .
The claimant applied for an order quashing his convictions at the West London Magistrates’ Court for two offences: plying for hire without a licence contrary to section 7 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869; and using a motor vehicle . .
The defendant appealed conviction involving allegations that he was driving. He was sat at the wheel of a vehicle being towed by means of a rigid steel bar. He denied that he was driving, but had both steered and braked.
Held: The magistrates . .