Regulations

How Do You Remedy The Uber Insurance Gap?

Posted on February 6, 2014

VIEWPOINT: An accident in San Francisco highlights gaps in the insurance coverage that ride-sharing services, their drivers and state regulators can't ignore.

Los Angeles Times editorial here

Related LAT article: Regulators warn about ride-sharing insurance gaps

Related Topics: California operators, California Public Utilities Commission, choosing coverage, driver behavior, driver safety, fleet insurance, insurance policies, Lyft, mobile applications, passenger safety, Sidecar, Uber, vehicle apps, vehicle safety

Comments ( 4 )
  • Glen

     | about 4 years ago

    In many accidents involving the uberx, lyft, and sidecar, the moment the insurance companies find out you were using the vehicle for commercial purposes, you are denied coverage for the accident, and then your policy is cancelled. The risk/reward potential is not there. And, you won't be getting your car insured for a long time. As to the passengers, drunk, high, and stupid hipsters looking for cars at 3am deciding with their "ratings" whether or not you have a job. What could possibly go wrong?

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