Law Commission issues paper on remote driving

Closed 9 Sep 2022

Opened 24 Jun 2022


The Law Commission for England and Wales invites responses to its remote driving issues paper published on 24 June 2022.


The Law Commission is considering the law surrounding remote driving, where a person outside a vehicle uses wireless connectivity to control a vehicle on a public road. The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and the Department for Transport have asked us to clarify the current legal status of remote driving and consider whether reforms are needed.


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We recommend reading the remote driving issues paper before submitting a response. A shorter summary is also available. Respondees do not need to answer all the questions if they are only interested in some aspects of the paper.


About the Law Commission: The Law Commission is a statutory body, created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 (“the 1965 Act”) for the purpose of promoting the reform of the law. It is an advisory Non Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The Law Commission is independent of Government. For more information about the Law Commission please click here.


Responses to this issues paper: We may publish or disclose information you provide us in response to this issues paper, including personal information. For more information on how we consult and how we may use responses to the issues paper, please see page ii of the paper. For information about how we handle your personal data, please see our privacy notice.


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