The Untraced Drivers’ Agreement now requires a prescribed MIB claim form to be completed, rather than accepting a claim in any written form. Following consultation between the MIB and the Government, a new Untraced Drivers Agreement and a supplementary agreement to the Uninsured Drivers Agreement have been released, both of which will apply to accidents which occur from 1 March To find out more about why we use cookies, how to control your cookie preferences or how to disable them, please see our cookie policy. All authorised insurers are obliged to become members of the MIB and to contribute towards a fund to compensate persons injured in accidents involving negligent uninsured or untraced drivers. Section 95 of the Road Traffic Act requires every insurer dealing with compulsory motor insurance to belong to the MIB and to contribute to its funding. There are strict deadlines and procedures for MIB claims which practitioners must ensure they comply with.

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The Untraced Drivers’ Agreement has also been amended to state that claims for property damage arising from an unidentified vehicle can be made, if the Claimant suffered ‘significant personal injury’ – defined as death or having to spend 2 nights or more in hospital or 3 sessions or more of out-patient treatment.

Alternatively, send us an email using the feedback icon in the toolbar below. The new Untraced Drivers Agreement sets out a new fee scale in respect of the MIB’s contribution towards costs and gives an opportunity for a higher contribution to be made in respect of costs in exceptionally complex cases. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. Driving in the United Kingdom.


If you issue proceedings and then fail to comply with their rules, it may be possible to withdraw the claim, re-issue it and then comply. Despite this insurers often seek to tell Claimant’s they have withdrawn cover and will not pay out.

This scheme involves accidents caused by the negligent driving of foreign motorists. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat They have an uninshred with the insurance industry whereby an insurer of a vehicle will pay out in the event the driver is uninsured the doctrine of ” domestic regulations insurer”. Send us a message. This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

You should only be doing this if you know what you are doing or you are represented by someone who knows what they are doing.

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Causing bodily harm by wanton or furious driving Causing death by dangerous driving Dangerous driving DR The accident now only needs to be reported to the police, if the MIB reasonably requests you to do so. Use dmy dates from September Use British English from September Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references. Where the MIB is joined as a party to proceedings the Court serves all papers on them, but if the Claimant fails to also serve them, uminsured MIB are entitled to reject the claim.

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It is then up to them to uninsued the driver for the money they had to pay out. The MIB are an insurer of last resort.

The terms are negotiated from time to time with the Government. The UK is ranked among the worst countries in Western Europe for uninsured drivers, with over 1 in 20 vehicles being uninsured.

However, this is not guaranteed. You have to request the other side’s insurance details promptly and report them to the police for prosecution if these are not provided within 14 days You have to use all reasonable endeavours to obtain the name and address of the registered keeper of the vehicle You have to use the MIB application formfully completed and giving such information about the proceedings and accompanied by such documents as the MIB may reasonably require You have to serve on the MIB by fax or registered or recorded delivery.

The current scheme has been heavily criticised for placing unnecessary hurdles and requirements on people seeking to bring a claim. Issuing Court Proceedings A lot of the provisions are regarded as onerous. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau.

To save or print, please use the options provided under file. Section 95 of the Road Traffic Act requires every insurer dealing with compulsory motor insurance to belong to the MIB and to contribute to its funding.