What does a hoverboard have in common with a car?

24 Nov 2015

We have all seen headlines dominated by celebrities riding “hoverboards” and Segways around the streets and these alternative modes of transport are readily available and becoming more fashionable for use on busy streets and in some cases as a means of transport to get around cities to see the sites. Yet most people appear to be unaware of the risk if injury should occur. Recently, we were witness to an incident involving Usain Bolt at the World Athletic Championships when he was knocked over by a cameraman on his Segway with, thankfully, no lasting harm to either.

The Government will very soon have to change the law on motor insurance law and the insurance position for such vehicles will change. Any motor vehicle – not just registered for road use – functioning normally and used anywhere on land may soon require compulsory insurance. David Spencer, partner at BLM reports on the changing face of motor insurance in an article published in The Global Legal Post. You can read the full article here.

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