Road Traffic Act 1961

Obligation to give information as to insurance.

73

73. (1) Where a claim is made against a person in respect of any such liability as is appropriate in accordance with this Act to be covered by an approved policy of insurance or an approved guarantee, such person, on demand in writing (served by registered post) by or on behalf of the person making the claim, shall—

( a) if the liability was so covered, state that fact, state the name and address of the insurer or guarantor concerned and state the prescribed particulars referred to in subsection (1) or subsection (2) (as may be appropriate) of section 66 of this Act,

( b) if the liability would have been so covered but for an approved policy of insurance or an approved guarantee having been avoided, cancelled or otherwise terminated, state that fact and state the name and address of the insurer or guarantor concerned,

( c) if the liability was not so covered on account of the person against whom the claim is made having been a vehicle insurer, a vehicle guarantor or an exempted person, state that fact and state the prescribed particulars referred to in section 68 of this Act, and

( d) if none of the foregoing paragraphs apply, state that fact.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) A statement demanded under this section may be given by posting the statement in a properly closed and prepaid envelope addressed to the person demanding it.