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End of windscreen insurance sticker approved in Portugal

By June 28, 2023July 4th, 2023No Comments

The President of the Republic has approved the decree of the Assembly of the Republic that eliminates the obligation for a driver to display car insurance on the windscreen of a vehicle.

This means that the second amendment of Decree-Law n.º 291/2007, of August 21st, is carried out, which institutes the compulsory insurance system for motor vehicle civil liability, amended by Decree-Law n.º 153/2008, of August 6th.

On June 2, parliament approved this amendment and added some points to the article of the law that defines the rules for issuing documents proving insurance, providing that these documents can be issued and made available through electronic means, “without prejudice to their issuance and availability on paper, at no extra cost, at the request of the policyholder or, where applicable, of the insured, or in cases where they do not demonstrably have adequate electronic means for the safe transmission and reception of the same”.

These documents are issued electronically and “replace the paper insurance certificate”.

The fines for the absence of insurance on the windshield could range from 250 to 1,250 euros.