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Parliamentary questions
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16 July 2014
Question for written answer E-005797-14
to the Commission
Rule 130
Alain Lamassoure (PPE)

 Subject:  Tackling the use of uninsured cars on EU roads
 Answer in writing 

Data from various sources show that the number of cars being used on EU roads without ‘civil liability’ insurance is not only very high, but is in fact rising — even though such insurance is mandatory in all the Member States. This widespread lack of insurance is greatly detrimental to road safety.

1. Can the Commission specify what steps it is taking to standardise policy across the EU on tackling the number of uninsured vehicles?

2. Does the Commission intend to force the Member States to take a firmer hand in this regard?

3. If so, has it considered the possibility of asking Member States to implement effective methods of reducing the number of uninsured vehicles — for example by using centralised databases to match vehicle registration numbers to insurance policies — if such mechanisms are not already in place?

Original language of question: FR 
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