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Revised Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement to come into force next month

RTAs: MIB now reviewing Untraced Drivers' Agreement [1]

RTAs: MIB now reviewing Untraced Drivers’ Agreement

A new Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement will come into force for accidents occurring on or after 1 August 2015, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) has announced.

With the current agreement in operation since 1999, the Department for Transport consulted on changes in 2013, and has finally approved a new version.

The 1999 and prior agreements will continue to be in force for accidents occurring before 1 August.

The MIB said the new agreement reflects changes to domestic and EU law, developments in case law, changes in MIB working practices, and a simplification or deletion of some clauses

The main changes include:

MIB chief executive Ashton West said: “The new agreement is now easier to understand and better reflects the world we live in today. Obviously there have been a myriad of changes over the past 16 years, in particular to domestic and EU law. What hasn’t changed though is our promise to deliver a prompt, open and fair service to everyone we deal with.

“We are now turning our attention to completing the review of the Untraced Agreement and working with the Department for Transport to produce a new text.

“In the meantime, a supplementary agreement comes into force for accidents on or after 1 August 2015. This harmonises the two agreements in relation to the issues dealt with by the Delaney case, and also in respect of ‘other sources of recovery’.”