20 December 2010

After the session of the Parliamentary Commission on Infrastructure concerning keeping trailers in the catalogue of motor vehicles, subject to the amendments by Senat’s amendment of the act on road transportation, the parliament accepted the amendments of the Senate in a plenary voting. At the same time, it accepted the postulates of the Polish Insurance Association to approve the regulations which would force trailers to have a mandatory third party liability insurance. PIU opted for this solution during the activity of the parliament Commission on Infrastructure as well as Senate National Economy Commission.

Only 2 Members of Parliament voted for the rejection of the amendment of the Senate, while 404 of the Members of Parliament voted against the rejection of the amendments. 1 MP abstained from voting.

The bill will be forwarded to the President for a written consent.

During the legislative activities, the PIU pointed out threats stemming from the abolition of the obligation to ensure the third party liability insurance for trailers, not only in regard to the limitation of casualties protection, but also to the inconsistency of such solution with the EU Law, which provides that the word “vehicle” means: “every motor vehicle (…) and every trailer connected (or not) to it.