Insurance policies

Cabinet to consider review of insurance policies following series of hit-and-run incidents

Cabinet Spokesperson and Minister for Information, Melford Nicholas. (Facebook picture)

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By Carlena Knight

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The recent hit-and-run accident on Friars Hill Road has sparked discussions about whether the legal penalties are sufficient for convicted drivers and whether there is sufficient financial support for the victims, many of whom require medical attention. thorough.

And although little thought has been given to the legal framework for this growing concern, the Cabinet has indicated that measures will be implemented to help these victims by increasing the amounts they receive from insurance companies.

The announcement was first made briefly in the October 27 edition of the Cabinet Notes, but according to Information Minister Melford Nicholas a series of consultations must first take place before any significant steps can be taken. be taken to change current policies.

“Cabinet memoranda would have indicated that the government intends to have a review of insurance liabilities in respect of these situations. Obviously, this will involve consultation with insurance companies. It’s only fair that we reconsider that, of course, those things have to be done, we would need a process of consultations, but whether or not we look at the penalties for drivers at fault or for the responsibilities towards the transport companies. insurance when serious accidents happen, we will definitely have to look at both,” revealed Nicholas.

Although reviewing the laws governing these specific incidents was not an immediate thought for the Cabinet, Minister Nicholas indicated that it was an issue they could look into and which could be easily resolved.

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