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NO-FAULT MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE. TORT LIABILITY. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Abolishes tort liability for motor vehicle-caused death or injury regardless of accident's cause. Suit against another driver prohibited unless specified crime or hazard proven. Generally covers vehicle occupants, pedestrians, bicyclists. Requires purchase of motor vehicle insurance for personal injury/property damage of at least $50,000 and up to $5,000,000. Supplemental optional coverage available. Permits minimum coverage with waiver of full benefits. Generally requires benefit payment within 30 days or mandates arbitration. Provides insurance benefits for medical and rehabilitation costs, wage loss, replacement services and death with limitations. Incorporates health care fee limits. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: There may be an annual loss of transportation revenues from a reduction in motor vehicle registration and license fees potentially in the tens of millions of dollars to more than one hundred million dollars annually. State and local government savings may result from reduced health care expenditures potentially in the tens of millions to more than one hundred million dollars annually. State and local government savings may result from reduced auto-related liability payments potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually. Increased administrative costs totaling about $15 million in start-up costs and $10 million in ongoing costs to the Departments of Insurance and Motor Vehicles.
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No-Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance. Tort Liability. California Initiative 658 (1995).