Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (147)

Jackie Cahill


147. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Transport if a person is still insured to drive while waiting for a licence renewal in circumstances in which a renewal is being processed which is not ongoing due to Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6939/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Insurance companies are private companies who enter into private contracts with their policy holders. EU rules specifically prohibit Member States from interfering in the terms and conditions of these policies.

It is a matter for each policy holder to examine their policy documents carefully, and to seek clarification from their motor insurance company where necessary.

Due to the recent resurgence of Covid 19, , the EU is planning to extend driving licences. A decision is expected on this matter shortly.