Europe’s regulation freak show: EU bureaucrats plan to make insurance coverage compulsory for any vehicle travelling over 6 km/hr…
…including ride-on mowers!
Ride-on mowers will be required to have insurance coverage, according to a EU proposal. Image: Mike Judge, MTV, cropped here.
As Europe’s green, smothering net of regulation gets cast over the EU, citizens will have to put up with ever increasingly loonier rules.
That’s right – no joke! If the EU gets its way, homeowners won’t be allowed to cut their grass with their ride-on mower unless they can show it is covered by their insurance!
German Insurance Association (GDV) does not see ride-on mowers as a problem, though. “These slow-moving machines are normally covered by the owners’ liability insurance policies, such as private liability or business liability. The German government plans to extend compulsory insurance to vehicles traveling between six and 20 kilometers per hour.”
What could be behind all this? We can only speculate. Certainly it would not be any stretch of the imagination that all this is designed to harass citizens off their rider-mowers off their butts and back to using the regular push-mowers.
And what’s next? Compulsory insurance coverage for the use of power tools? And what about ladders, or even stairs? There’s no limit for EU bureaucrats.