Populus research commissioned by the
* More than half (55%) do not realise they must carry a motor insurance Green Card if we leave without a deal
* 49% GB adults believe it will be legally necessary to have European Breakdown cover if they are taking their car to the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit
* Only a third of respondents had heard of a motor insurance Green Card and just 37% knew they need to obtain one
* 20% failed to identify that they will need a valid driving licence to legally drive to the EU following a no deal Brexit
As Brexit comes speeding towards us, new consumer research commissioned by the
In the research 2,000 adults in
Only around one in three people (35%) said that they have heard of the motor insurance Green Card, the document that you would be required to carry by law if you drive your vehicle in the EU if we leave with no deal. Awareness was significantly higher among those aged 65 and over, at 59%, compared to 20% for those aged 18-24. This difference may in part be explained by the fact that the Green Card was in common use until the early 1980s when insurance companies and insurance brokers provided them to customers whenever they drove to the continent.
Those who travel without a Green Card may be breaking the law of the country they are traveling in and could face penalties such as fines and the seizure of their vehicle. They may also not be allowed to drive in the country they are visiting.
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