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CHAPTER 5 The meaning of “use” of a vehicle

Law of Compulsory Motor Vehicle, The

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The meaning of “use” of a vehicle

Significance of defining the term “use”

5.1 Identifying the “user” of a motor vehicle is the matter at the heart of motor vehicle insurance. Under the RTA 1988 s 145(3)(a) the compulsory liability insurance must cover “the use of a vehicle.” The crucial question is whether or not at a particular time a motor vehicle is being used.

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