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January 24, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(4):281-282. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720300051020

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Compulsory Insurance for Motorists  January 1 there will come into force part II of the road traffic act, which obliges motorists either to insure against their liability for personal injuries to third parties or to make other provisions for it as prescribed by the act. Most motorists will insure and must on demand from a policeman produce a certificate of insurance. The following alternatives to insurance are prescribed by the act: 1. The obtaining of a bond of security to make good any failure of the motorist to meet his liability for personal injury to third parties. In the case of public service vehicles this sum must be not less than $125,000; in other cases not less than $2,500. 2. For the owner of the vehicle to deposit with the supreme court a sum of $75,000 as a guarantee of his ability to meet his liabilities. Neither of these alternatives

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