Insurance or bond for liability and property damage.
(1) In issuing certificates under this chapter, the commission shall require charter party carriers and excursion service carriers to procure and continue in effect during the life of the certificate, liability and property damage insurance from a company licensed to make liability insurance in the state of Washington or a surety bond of a company licensed to write surety bonds in the state of Washington on each motor-propelled vehicle used or to be used in transporting persons for compensation, in the following amounts:
(a) Not less than one hundred thousand dollars for any recovery for personal injury by one person; and
(b) Not less than three hundred thousand dollars for any vehicle having a capacity of sixteen passengers or less; and
(c) Not less than five hundred thousand dollars for any vehicle having a capacity of seventeen passengers or more for all receiving personal injury by at least one act of negligence; and
(d) Not less than fifty thousand dollars for damage to property of any person other than the insured.
(2) The commission shall fix the amount of the insurance policy or policies or security deposit by giving consideration to the character and amount of traffic, the number of persons affected, and the degree of danger which the proposed operation involves. The liability and property damage insurance or surety bond must be maintained in force on each motor-propelled vehicle while in use. Each policy for liability or property damage insurance or surety bond required by this section must be filed with the commission and kept in effect. Failure to file and maintain the required insurance is cause for the revocation of the certificate.
[2007 c 234 § 59; 1989 c 163 § 11; 1988 c 30 § 8.]