Ferrari driver’s insurance loses again in court

Because he landed on a manhole cover with his Ferrari F40, his insurance company wanted to resort to the municipality of Cochem (D). Failed.

60,000 euros repair costs

Because he landed on a manhole cover with his Ferrari F40, his insurance company wanted to resort to the municipality of Cochem (D). Failed.

(dpa) – The insurance company of a Ferrari driver has also lost a lawsuit against a municipality in the second instance. According to the Koblenz district court, the higher regional court also dismissed the insurance company’s claim for damages against the municipality of Cochem an der Mosel in Rhineland-Palatinate. The regional court had already rejected the accusation that the municipality had not taken sufficient care of the safety of its streets.

In August 2019, the driver is said to have driven his decades-old Ferrari F40 through a narrow street in Cochem and, due to parked cars, avoided a sloping rain gutter on the right side. The sports car landed on a manhole cover and was damaged.



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The Ferrari driver’s insurance company demanded repair costs of around 60,000 euros from the municipality of Cochem, to no avail. The Koblenz district court found that the man should have recognized the potholes and adjusted his driving style.

“Not suitable for daily use”

The Koblenz Higher Regional Court declared that the community had a duty to ensure traffic safety. However, it is not obliged to ensure that the road can also be safely used by “not fit for daily use” such as the Ferrari, at considerable cost. Even if the sports car, which is lowered from series, is approved for road traffic, this does not mean that it can be guaranteed that it can be driven safely on all public roads.

According to the Superior Regional Court, the insurance company then withdrew its appeal. Therefore, the judgment of the court of first instance that dismissed the claim has become final.


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