The proposed Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS), currently before Parliament, has come into question over the extent in which this scheme is of benefit to road accident victims.
The RABS, which will replace the Road Accident Fund (RAF) once it is voted into law, and will look to expand access to benefits for road users.
Law Society member Lindy Lagner said that proposed RABS does not necessarily offer an improvement to the RAF, and that it might actually exclude people from being able to make claims and access independent legal advice.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
We don't believe that the RABS bill, in its current format, is going to be to the benefit of the victim.— Lindy Lagner, Attorney and Member of the Law Society