This is exactly the way I read it. If you make money from it - you are a sinner. No matter how fast or otherwise you achieve a roadside repair. However, I cannot believe that the RAC/AA missed this as the legislation was being formed up.
So, I suppose that if you didn't charge the customer for effecting the roadside repair (i.e. charity motors ltd) there would be no charge to answer?
Am still waiting on my local council representative to call me to confirm his legal teams position on the matter (I can hear the conversation with the legal team "clean neighbourhood air thingy act, whaddathef*ckisthat??").
In my view just because the council cannot be ar*sed to work it out, doesn't means the insurance issue isn't a real one. The council will be pressured by me to make a statement (which will be shared with you all).
The devil within me is beginning to make a few points.
* I am a road user. I pay road tax for using the road. It is surely my HUMAN RIGHT to use to road for all reasonable purposes including sorting out failures at the roadside.
* So the act forbids me to employ a motor trade professional to sort out my expensive, complex motor vehicle at the roadside. The legislation dictates that I use an the services of an unpaid amature.
* A critical safety system warning lamp(srs, abs, ems) causes me to pull in. I am forced to get an unskilled/unpaid bod to fix it so that I can continue my journey.
I can see the beginnings of a limitation of liability discussion between the council and the insurer. Oohh can you see where this is going?