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This Practice Note considers the impact of Part 1 of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 (AEVA 2018) on the UK’s motor insurance framework, looking at:
The existing motor insurance framework
The development of AEVA 2018
The level of automated vehicle that AEVA 2018 will apply to
Primary and secondary liability under AEVA 2018
The scope of liability under AEVA 2018
Limitation periods and data retention
The next steps?
This Practice Note does not cover AEVA 2018, Pt 2, which makes provision in relation to charging electric vehicles.
For a summary of key dates and information relating to the development of autonomous vehicles regulation, see Practice Note: Autonomous vehicles—timeline.
Practice Note: Autonomous vehicles—key legal issues
Practice Note: Autonomous and connected vehicles—data protection, privacy and security
Precedent: Autonomous vehicles—training materials
In the UK, the EU Motor Insurance Directive, Directive 2009/103/EC of the European Parliament and the Council, of 16 September 2009, (the EU MID) was implemented at domestic level by amendments to the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988). Both pieces of legislation remain in force. As explained below, RTA 1988 has been amended by AEVA 2018 to include the requirement for compulsory insurance in respect of an automated vehicle, but those amendments have not yet been brought into force.
The term ‘vehicle’ is defined widely in Article 1(1) of the EU MID,
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