3.1 Section 143(1)(b) of RTA 1988 states, “A person must not cause or permit any other person to use a motor vehicle on a road or other public place…” without the insurance cover required by the statute. Two different actions are in question here: (1) to permit and (2) to cause another person to use a motor vehicle. The word “consent” may be used interchangeably with “permission.” 1 Giving leave and licence to somebody to use the vehicle is described as “to permit” 2 : A allows his friend B to use his motor car. 3