Third-party insurance not mandatory for vehicles: BRTA

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:37, Oct 03,2020 | Updated: 00:30, Oct 04,2020


Bangladesh Road Transport Authority reminded the police that no case could be filed against any motor vehicle or vehicle owner for not having third-party insurance.

On Thursday, BRTA sent a letter to the office of Inspector General of Police in this regard.

The letter said that as per the Section 109 of the then Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1983, third-party insurance was mandatory, violation of which was punishable.  

But as per the existing Road Transport Act 2018, the third-party insurance is not mandatory and the law provides for no punishment for the violation of this system.

Under this circumstance there is no scope for filing any case under this law against any owner or vehicle for not having third-party insurance, it continued.

The letter was also sent to road transport and bridges ministry and different transport owners and workers’ associations.  

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