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Waterford man due in court for allowing friend to drive car uninsured

Waterford man due in court for allowing friend to drive car uninsured
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A Waterford man is being prosecuted for permitting his friend to drive his vehicle without insurance.

It is reported that Waterford RPU discovered the vehicle was on the road with an uninsured driver during a routine checkpoint in the city.

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The unit established the driver of the vehicle at the time was not the owner, and the driver was illegally using the vehicle without motor insurance.

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Under current legislation, the owner of a vehicle may be guilty of an offence where they allow another person to drive without insurance.

Where the person charged is the owner, a suitable defence can be to offer proof they did not consent to the vehicle being used.

It is advised to never lend your car to a friend or relative without confirming proof of insurance.

Previous research by Churchill Insurance showed that 5 million UK car owners had lent their car to someone who wasn't named on their insurance policy over a 12 month period.

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