Taking off the Brexit brakes

Brexit! No, stay with us… We know this is a subject that’s driving everyone mad.

But it is something that you need to consider if you’re driving abroad. This is in no way a political statement, but something that drivers need to consider in the event of a no deal.

In the event that there is a no deal a ‘green card’ will be needed by anyone driving any vehicle in the EU to prove that they have the required insurance, regardless of the level of motor cover provided on their policy. A green card will also be needed when driving from Northern Ireland to Ireland.

It is a legal requirement which demonstrates appropriate cover for driving in Europe, without the safety net of the EU which has been in place for 45 years.

It gets even more complicated for people towing caravans as they will need two cards and there are rules around weights of trailers too.

With a lot of scaremongering around the subject of Brexit it’s difficult to make people aware of the legal requirements when driving abroad, but it is important they understand. In fact, if people travel without one it’s highly likely they will be stopped from boarding the ferry and spend a long time sitting in a queue while they are processed.

The green cards are available for commercial and personal trips to the EU, and they take around 5-7 days to process.

But there’s a simple solution to all of this – no not a general election – speak to an expert about how to get a green card and what insurance cover you will need.

Thankfully, our award-winning team can offer that expertise to give you as pain free journey abroad as possible. Get in touch with us to find out more.

What we can’t do is sort Brexit – that’s down to Westminster. Best of luck!