LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s leading insurance trade body has warned UK motorists they will be breaking the law if they drive in the European Union without special proof of insurance after March 29, if politicians fail to strike a Brexit withdrawal deal. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) called on consumers and companies who plan to travel by road in the EU after Brexit day to request a ‘green card’ from their insurer one month in advance, citing the growing possibility of a disorderly British departure from the bloc. The ABI advice, issued a day after Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal was rejected by UK lawmakers, represents a major call to action to millions of policyholders who drive in the EU for business and pleasure each year. It follows failure by the European Commission to confirm a waiver of the green card scheme agreed by European insurance authorities in May, the ABI said. The same requirements would apply to EU motorists travelling to the UK, it added. In 2017, 2.4 million heavy good vehicles travelled from Britain to the continent, while a further 370,000 travelled to Northern Ireland, according to official statistics, the ABI said. “It remains the… Read full this story
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