The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Rhode Island Extends Vicarious Liability Protection One Year

July 05, 2005

PROVIDENCE, RI — Protection for owners of rented and leased vehicles from unlimited vicarious liability lawsuits was extended for one year by the Rhode Island legislature. The Senate has approved an amended HB 5627, extending the vicarious liability protections first won in 2003 until June 2, 2006, according to the Truck and Leasing Association (TRALA). The legislation, as introduced, sought a permanent extension but was later amended in the House to be a two-year extension, and then again in the Senate to sunset in only one year. Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) is expected to sign the legislation.Under the Rhode Island vicarious liability reforms passed in 2003, the owner of a vehicle leased for one year or more cannot be subjected to a vicarious liability lawsuit if the lessee carries minimum insurance coverage of $100,000/$300,000/$50,000. Vicarious liability claims against owners of vehicles rented for less than one year are limited to $250,000 per person and $500,000 per accident.
Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

A commercial fleet belongs to a private sector entity as opposed to a public or government sector entity.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher