CHAPTER 353

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 599 AS

AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER I OF CHAPTER 21, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE ON CERTAIN VEHICLES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Amend § 2118 (a) (2) (B) of Chapter 21, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking said subparagraph in its entirety, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

(B) The owner of a vehicle may elect to have the coverage described in subsection (2) written subject to certain deductibles, waiting periods, sublimits, percentage reductions, excess provisions and similar reductions offered by insurers in accordance with filings made by such insurers with the Department of Insurance, applicable to expenses incurred as a result of injury to the owner of the vehicle or members of his household; provided that the owner of a motorcycle may elect to exclude from such coverage expenses incurred as a result of injury to any person riding such vehicle while not on a highway and in any case of injury when no other vehicle is involved by actual collision or contact. This election must be made in writing and signed by the owner of the vehicle; insurers issuing such policies may not require such reductions.

Section 2. The Insurance Commissioner shall have the discretionary power to delay the effective date of the requirement for insurance on motorcycles.

Approved February 8, 1972.