EU directive should mean better protection for motorists

A north west MEP says people who have road accidents in another EU country should enjoy better protection following the endorsement of new motor insurance rules.

The European Parliament has just approved an updated Motor insurance directive which will give drivers better insurance protection and fairer competitive practices across the EU.

The legislation should protect victims of accidents irrespective of whether they occur in their country of residence or elsewhere in the EU.

Sligo Sinn Fein MEP Chris MacManus outlines what the EU’s new directive will mean for Irish motorists.