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Question: If I take a "tremp" and the car I am in is involved in an accident – what is my coverage?
Answer: Under the law of Bituach Chova (Compulsory Third Party insurance), any person who is injured in a motor accident is covered by the insurance of the car that he/she is in. This is irrespective of who is responsible for the accident.
Question: If unbeknown to me, the driver with whom I take a "tramp" does not have a license - am I still covered?
Answer: If a driver does not have a valid license, the claims are transferred to a government agency called "Karnit." The injured person is fully covered and the driver issued by "Karnit".
Question: Am I covered if involved in a hit-and-run accident, where the driver is "unknown"? What if the driver is an Arab who has a Palestinian Bituach Chova?
Answer: Here too, the injured persons would be paid by "Karnit". In the case of the Arab driver, the Palestinian Insurance Company is then billed for the costs.