Law commission

Automated vehicles: what does the Law Commission recommend and why? : Clyde & Co.

An introduction to our series on automated vehicles and the Law Commissions report. We present the topics that will be presented in more detail in the next episodes.

In January 2022, the Law Commission of England & Wales and the Scottish Law Commission published the final report of their three-year joint inquiry into the steps needed to reform all aspects of vehicle safety and general road traffic laws (including car insurance) in order to enable the safe use of automated vehicles on UK roads.

Our series of automated vehicle vlogs further explains the report’s recommendations, breaking the proposals down into several key themes. This initial vlog presents the final report and provides structure for topics that are covered in additional episodes, all of which are available below.

This vlog is 14 minutes long, timestamps for each key section can be found below.

• Reintroduction to Law Commission research: 00:00 – 3:28
• Recommended pre-market approval process 3:29 – 5:14
• Data sharing 5:15 – 6:59
• Criminal liability 7:00 a.m. – 10:18 a.m.
• Civil liability 10:19 – 12:53

Find our full series of automated vehicle vlogs and triage helper below.