In news that is no doubt set to make millions of Brits say “what is going on here” it has just been announced that uninsured drivers will get compensation.
Yes you read that right. Thanks to a new EU law that has just been passed in Brussels, if an uninsured driver is hit by another uninsured driver on the road in the UK, then they are able to claim compensation for the damage to their car.
It sounds crazy doesn’t it? That is the reason why many hard working Brits have expressed their outrage at the decision on social media sites.
They just can’t believe that such a law would be passed, because let’s face it, if you can get compensated even without insurance then what is the point of having car insurance in the first place? It just makes no sense.
Car Insurance and the EU
The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling (not the Scottish Transport Minister who was stopped by Police for not having car insurance) has also been outraged, but admitted in an interview that there was nothing he could do about the ruling due to the UK having to follow orders from the EU.
In other words, for as long as we are part of the European Union then you can expect more laws like this to be passed.
Of course, as we all know, the UK is expected to leave the EU at some point this year once Brexit takes place, although some experts are predicting this might not happen. Who knows for sure, but what we do know is that the more time we stay in the Eu the more silly laws you can expect to see.
Who can forget the new law that was passed by Brussels recently where they ordered that all private vehicles must have car insurance? This includes dodgems and golf carts if you remember, and left many people bewildered.
Now I’m not saying that being part of the EU is all bad, and there are many benefits to the UK being part of Europe, it’s just that when they pass laws like these in the motor industry that is guaranteed to make car insurance more expensive, then it makes it difficult to have much excitement about remaining part of the Union.
Brexit on the Horizon
Instead, you start to look forward to getting out and setting your own laws without any interference from people in Brussels.
That’s exactly what the Transport Secretary is expected to do, with one insider hinting that as soon as Brexit happens then you can expect to see the new uninsured driver rule become a thing of the past.
It is good to hear that some people in the government still have a bit of common sense left, but what is going to happen with car insurance premiums in the meantime? Drivers are finding it more expensive than ever before to insure their vehicles, and this doesn’t look like it is going to change anytime soon.
One thing I can recommend is to always compare car insurance to get the cheapest quote. It really isn’t that difficult, and only takes a few minutes of your time to put in some basic details.