Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 16 (Dec)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Skouris (President), Lenaerts (Vice-President), Tizzano, Silva de Lapuerta, Bay Larsen, Rosas, Berger, Jarašiunas (Presidents of Chambers), Juhász, Bonichot, Arabadjiev (Rapporteur), Prechal and Fernlund

Judgment Dates: 23 October 2012

Catchwords

European Union - Motor Insurance - Uninsured driver - Civil liability - Causing or permitting vehicle to be used on road without policy being in force - Passenger not wearing seatbelt suffering injury in collision between two cars - One of vehicles not insured against civil liability - Interpretation of relevant European Union Directives - Council Directive (EEC) 72/166, art 3(1) - Second Council Directive (EEC) 84/5, art 2(1) - Third Council Directive (EEC) 90/232, art 1 and 1a.

The Case

European Union Motor Insurance. The Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber) ruled on a reference concerning art 3(1) of Council Directive (EEC) 72-166 (on the approximation of the laws of member states relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles, and to the enforcement of the obligation to insure against such liability) art2(1) of Second Council Directive (EEC) 84-5 (on the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles) and art 1 and 1a of Third Council Directive (EEC) 90-232 (on the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles.

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