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Hope he is prosecuted, though they can afford the most crooked of lawyers to get him off, so I suppose there would be no point. Apart from that, not wearing a seatbelt the day after he had been in an accident in which he rolled the car and broke an innocent person's wrist in the process shows he is inherently mentally deficient. But then virtually all the family are so inbred that they would probably be put down if they were dogs.
I wasn't aware that blame had been apportioned yet. The Kia may have been travelling so fast that its driver was to blame.
It was certainly going fast enough to batter and roll a Range Rover, which for a tiny car is not going to be easy.
He probably doesn't have an insurance company. As I understand it , if you deposit a large sum to pay for any damage, you don't need insurance. Or at least that was what I was told by someone who worked for Midland Red buses some years ago.
The same thing was true of the Post Office years ago. They had so many vans, insurance was immpossible. They deposited a Bond somewhere and this counted for their insurance.
The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
144 Exceptions from requirement of third-party insurance or security.
(1)Section 143 of this Act does not apply to a vehicle owned by a person who has deposited and keeps deposited with the Accountant General of the Senior Courts the sum of £500,000, at a time when the vehicle is being driven under the owner’s control.
(1A)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument substitute a greater sum for the sum for the time being specified in subsection (1) above.
(1B)No order shall be made under subsection (1A) above unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.
(2)Section 143 does not apply—
(a)to a vehicle owned—
(i)by the council of a county or county district in England and Wales the Broads Authority, the Common Council of the City of London, the council of a London borough a National Park authority, the Inner London Education Authority, fire and rescue authority created by an order under section 4A of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority,the London Fire Commissioner, a joint authority established by Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1985, an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 or a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act,
(ii)by a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 in Scotland or the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service , or
(iii)by a joint board or committee in England or Wales, or joint committee in Scotland, which is so constituted as to include among its members representatives of any such council,at a time when the vehicle is being driven under the owner’s control,
(b)to a vehicle owned by local policing body or a police authority or the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police district, at a time when it is being driven under the owner’s control, or to a vehicle at a time when it is being driven for police purposes by or under the direction of a constable, by a member of a police and crime commissioner's staff (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011), by a member of the staff of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (within the meaning of that Part of that Act), by a member of the civilian staff of a police force (within the meaning of that Part of that Act), by a member of the civilian staff of the metropolitan police force (within the meaning of that Part of that Act), by a person employed by the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a police authority, by a police volunteer designated under section 38 of the Police Reform Act 2002,]or by a person employed by a police authority, or
(c)to a vehicle at a time when it is being driven on a journey to or from any place undertaken for salvage purposes pursuant to Part IX of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995,
(da)to a vehicle owned by a health service body, as defined in section 60(7) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 or by a Local Health Board established under section 11 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006, at a time when the vehicle is being driven under the owner’s control.
(db)to an ambulance owned by a National Health Service trust established under section 25 of the National Health Service Act 2006, section 18 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 or the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, at a time when a vehicle is being driven under the owner’s control
dc) to an ambulance owned by an NHS foundation trust, at a time when the vehicle is being driven under the owner’s control,
(e)to a vehicle which is made available by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers to any person, body or local authority in pursuance of section 12 or 80 of the National Health Service Act 2006, or section 10 or 38 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006, at a time when it is being used in accordance with the terms on which it is so made available,
(f)to a vehicle which is made available by the Secretary of State to any local authority, education authority or voluntary organisation in Scotland in pursuance of section 15 or 16 of the M1National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 at a time when it is being used in accordance with the terms on which it is so made available.
(g) to a vehicle owned by the Care Quality Commission, at a time when the vehicle is being driven under the owner’s control