Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) Act
Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) Rules
REVISED EDITION 1996
(25th March 1992)
[5th February 1960]
1. These Rules may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) Rules.
3. Applications for approval as insurers or as securers shall be submitted to the Minister.
—(1) A securer or an insurer shall issue to every holder of a security or of a policy (other than a covering note) —
in the case of a policy or security relating to any specified motor vehicle, a certificate of insurance in the Form A or a certificate of security in the Form C set out in the Schedule, in respect of each such vehicle; or
(2) Every policy in the form of a covering note issued by an insurer shall have printed thereon a certificate of insurance in the Form D set out in the Schedule.
5. Every certificate of insurance or certificate of security shall be duly authenticated by or on behalf of the insurer or securer by whom it is issued.
6. The following evidence that a motor vehicle is not being or will not be used in contravention of section 3 of the Act may be produced by the owner or driver of the vehicle on the request of a police officer in pursuance of section 16 of the Act as an alternative to a certificate of insurance or a certificate of security —
Destruction of certificates under rule 6
—(1) No certificate issued under the Act shall contain any advertising matter either on the face or back of the certificate.
(2) The name and address of the insurer or securer by whom a certificate is issued or any reproduction of their seal, monogram or similar device, or the name and address of an insurance broker, shall not be deemed to be advertising matter for the purposes of paragraph (1) if it is printed or stamped at the foot or the back of the certificate.
—(1) Every insurer or securer by whom a policy or security is issued shall keep a record of the following particulars relating thereto:
full name, address and identification number as indicated in the identity card or passport of the person to whom the certificate of insurance or security is issued;
in the case of a certificate of policy or security relating to specified motor vehicles, the registration number of each such motor vehicle;
the date on which the certificate of policy or security comes into force and the date on which it expires;
in the case of a policy, the conditions subject to which the person or classes of persons specified in the policy will be indemnified;
in the case of a security, the conditions subject to which the undertaking given by the securer under the security will be implemented; and
such other information as the Registrar may, by written notice to the insurer or securer, require in relation to —
the motor vehicle, its policy or security; or
the person to whom the certificate of insurance or security is issued.
(2) Every such record shall be preserved for one year from the date of expiry of the policy or security.
(3) Any person who has deposited and keeps deposited the sum of $125,000 in pursuance of section 3(7)(b) of the Act shall keep a record of the motor vehicles owned by him and of any certificates issued by him under these Rules in respect of the motor vehicles and of the withdrawal or destruction of any such certificates.
(4) Any person, insurer or securer by whom records of documents are required to be kept by these Rules shall without charge furnish to the Minister, the Registrar or to any police officer of or above the rank of Assistant Superintendent on request any particulars thereof.
—(1) Any insurer or securer by whom records of documents are required to be kept by these Rules shall, within one working day or such longer period as the Registrar may allow —
inform the Registrar in writing or in such other manner as the Registrar may specify, of —
any issue or renewal of a certificate of insurance or security;
any change in the particulars referred to in rule 9(1); and
any policy issued, or security given, by the insurer or securer which ceases to be effective for any reason; and
furnish to the Registrar all such other information as he may require in relation to the matters referred to in sub-paragraph (a).
(2) Any person to whom the certificate of insurance or security is issued shall, on request, furnish to the Registrar any information referred to in paragraph (1).
11. Where with the consent of the person to whom it was issued a policy or security is transferred or suspended or ceases to be effective otherwise than by effluxion of time, that person shall forthwith return any relative certificate to the insurer or securer by whom it was issued and a new policy or security shall not be issued to that person nor shall the policy or security be transferred to any other person until the certificate has been returned to the insurer or securer, or the insurer or securer is satisfied it has have been lost or destroyed.
12. Where any insurer or securer by whom a certificate of insurance or a certificate of security has been issued is satisfied that the certificate has been lost or destroyed, he shall, if required to do so by the person to whom the certificate was issued, issue to him a fresh certificate.
13. Every statutory declaration made for the purposes of section 9(3)(c) or 15 of the Act shall be delivered to the insurer in like manner as though it were a certificate.
14. The provisions of the Insurance Act (Cap. 142) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to authorised insurers.
16. Every payment to the Public Trustee under section 9 of the Act shall be sent together with a certified copy of the judgment of the Court.
17. Where any payment is made to the Public Trustee under section 6 of the Act, the Public Trustee may interview the parties or their advocates and solicitors in order to ascertain that the payment is not manifestly inadequate.
18. The Public Trustee shall be entitled to charge the following fees under the Act:
where the amount of compensation exceeds $5,000 but does not exceed $10,000 … …
where the amount of compensation exceeds $10,000 … … … … … …