The Highway Code Changes 2022 And Their Implications For Motor Insurance

Thursday, 24 February 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Bernard Thornton FCII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Overview of presentation

On 29 January 2022 some significant alterations were made to the Highway Code, known and trusted for many decades as the ‘Road Users’ Bible’.

This new edition changes many common perceptions as to the rules and etiquette of the road, for instance, priorities at junctions, awareness, spacing and the creation of a ‘hierarchy’ of road users.

Not only are these amendments of fundamental importance to any road user, they will undoubtedly have a bearing on many RTA liability decisions affecting everyone from pedestrians to HGV drivers.

One aspect of concern over the new rules is a perceived lack of publicity and hence a possible knowledge gap on the part of road users. This webinar goes into detail on the provisions of the new Code and how they can be communicated to clients. It also looks at how they are likely to affect different classes of Motor insurance.

The webinar will be of value to everyone using a public road. Specifically it will be of value to insurance personnel dealing with Motor underwriting, claims or client facing in any way.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, the delegate will:-

  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the 2022 Highway Code.
  • Understand how the changes might affect Motor liability decisions.
  • Further appreciate the longer term effects on Motor Claims experience and underwriting implications.
  • Develop ideas on communication to clients.

Our Speaker

Bernard Thornton FCII

Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Bernard spent much of his career in the insurance company market, culminating in the role of North East Regional Manager for a major insurer. He then set up a Motor Claims Management business from scratch, before merging it into Active Claims Solutions, where he was Sales Director until retirement in 2019.

Over a lengthy career he has worked in Motor Claims for both defendant and claimant, with specialisation in personal injury, credit hire and legal expenses. Seeking to disseminate his wide knowledge of these subjects and to put something back into the insurance business, he delivers lectures and training sessions to insurance businesses and local Insurance Institutes.

Bernard has served as President of the Insurance Institute of Leeds on 2 occasions, was a member of the CII’s Representative Council and maintains an active membership of Leeds Institute as Vice President and Dinner Secretary.

His recent retirement allows Bernard more opportunities to enjoy his many sporting interests and a family which now includes 3 grandchildren. He enjoys walking, is a cricket umpire and a commentator for Leeds Hospital Radio Sport.

CII Accredited

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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