Policy paper

Automated Vehicles Bill 2023

The 2023 Automated Vehicles Bill will set the legal framework for the safe deployment of self-driving vehicles in Great Britain.



The Automated Vehicles Bill 2023 implements the recommendations of the 4-year review of regulation for self-driving vehicles carried out jointly by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the Law Commissions).

The policy scoping notes set out current thinking on how the government intends to exercise the delegated powers in the Automated Vehicles Bill. They cover the policy intent and the possible content of secondary legislation, which will be subject to consultation. The final policy position may differ from that set out here. 

Published 21 November 2023
Last updated 16 February 2024 + show all updates
  1. Policy scoping notes updated to reflect amendments – relating to the Statement of Safety Principles – made to the Automated Vehicles Bill during House of Lords passage.

  2. First published.