Driver fault no longer an issue

2014-08-19 00:00

MOTORISTS will no longer be “assigned fault” when involved in accidents, according to a proposed new bill set to replace the current Road Accident Fund.

The “driver fault” based system in car accidents is one of the key changes to be introduced by the proposed Road Accident Benefit Scheme (Rabs). The changes aim to improve service to road crash victims and close the loopholes created by delays and disputes over “who was at fault” that have been famously exploited by lawyers. RAF managers were in Pietermaritzburg at the A.F. Wood Hall yesterday where they made presentations on the proposed bill. They had to apologise to people following confusion over the purpose of the meeting.

The community believed the meeting was to address lodging or delayed claims on the RAF.

Terence Gow, the Road Accident Benefit Scheme project manager, said changing the scheme to a “no fault” system was central in settling claims faster, without investigations to determine who was at fault.

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