Update: 5:24PM THE Accident Compensation Commission Fiji (ACCF) has advised members of the general public that with effect from January 1 2018, the Accident Compensation Act 2017 and the new ‘no fault compensation’ scheme will apply to motor vehicle accidents in Fiji.
And with the Accident Compensation Act 2017 coming into effect, the Motor Vehicles (Third Party Insurance) Act 1948 and Motor Vehicles (Third Party Insurance) Regulations 1949 have been repealed.
This was revealed in a statement from Accident Compensation Commission Fiji issued today after a press conference this afternoon.
It stated the Land Transport Authority (LTA) would from January 2 next year collect the relevant Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Levies as gazetted under the Accident Compensation (Levies) Regulations 2017.
It also stated that in line with the LTA’s existing vehicle registration process, all owners of motor vehicles for which the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance cover expire on or after January 1 next year, would be required to pay the relevant MVA Levy to any LTA Office and in this first instance, also provide a copy of the vehicle’s 2017 CTP insurance policy.
The LTA will be available to receive MVA Levies for new and renewed compensation covers for 2018 from January 2.
Courtsey: fijitimes 21 dec 2017