Revised draft of Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill

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The Department of Transport invites you to submit written comments on a revised draft of the Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill.

The draft Bill replaces proposed new legislation released in February 2013 for comment with the aim of implementing government's 2011 policy on road accident benefits. Once in force, it will introduce a set of defined benefits on a no-fault basis ‒ also excluding certain persons from civil liability in respect of bodily injuries or death caused by or arising from road accidents.

The draft Bill provides for the appointment of an administrator as a juristic person reporting to a board and financed from a road accident benefit scheme levy in terms of the 1964 Customs and Excise Act. It is envisaged that all administrative functions relating to claims made under the 1996 Road Accident Fund Act would be funded from monies appropriated by Parliament. Provision is made for transitional arrangements regarding the Board, staff, assets, rights and obligations of the Road Accident Fund.

Any interested persons are requested to submit written comments in connection with the draft Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill, 2014, within 60 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

Comments should be posted to the Director-General Department of Transport for the attention of Ms Kgothatso Kgantsi at:

Department of Transport

Private Bag X193

PRETORIA

0001

E-mail: KgantsiK@dot.gov.za

Tel: 012 309 3917012 309 3917 or 012 309 347

Fax: 012 309 3502

Or by hand delivery to: RABS Bill, Ground Floor, Forum Building, 159 Struben Street, Pretoria, 0002 or comments can be e-mailed to: rabsbill@dot.gov.za by no later than Tuesday, 8 July 2014. Comments received after the closing date may not be considered.

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