Extension Approved for Compulsory Vehicle Insurance

The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador has approved an extension, until next December 31 2012, for the enforcement of compulsory insurance of vehicles.

Friday, June 29, 2012

From a press release from the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador:

With 68 votes, the Legislature approved on Thursday, an extension of six months for the enforcement of compulsory insurance for liability for damages to third parties, resulting in traffic accidents, a provision is established in the Law of Land Transport, Traffic and Road Safety.

According to the Deputy Guillermo Olivo, the Parliamentary Group of the FMLN, another agreement reached was "forming a technical sub-committee which will examine proposals of the Executive Branch, to be incorporated in the law." The legislator also revealed that they already have a report from the Executive regarding the "creation of the Solidarity Fund for victims of traffic accidents (FONSVAT)" which will transfer resources to the Ministry of Health. The report proposes that a portion of the Fund also serve for road signs, and a remaining percentage, to be determined, would be transferred to the families of victims of traffic accidents.

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