As these rideshare services are relatively new, there is still a lot of gray area in determining liability in the event of something like an accident or injury.
The Bill affects not only Uber drivers, but passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers on the road. Because of its far-reaching implications, it is important you understand how the insurance coverage offered by Uber can affect you.
Insurance companies have had a difficult time adjusting to the new trend of ride sharing. Most traditional auto insurance policies exclude coverage for drivers who are using their vehicle for commercial use, such as using their vehicle to transport passengers (ride sharers) for a fee.
Among the key legislation relating to personal injury that were filed this session were bills to: increase the insurance liability coverage requirements for ride-sharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft (HB 221).
Uber has since resumed the self-driving cars in the three cities, but that does not mean that they have done anything special to keep our highways safe from other incidents. In fact, with the track record that Uber has, it is just a matter of time before their self-driving cars are back in the news spotlight with another crisis.
Now that Uber is available in places like Lynwood in Snohomish County, it is helpful to prevent car accidents in Skagit County.
Journalists lined up Tuesday to go for a test drive in the company’s new vehicle. The vehicles themselves, Ford Fusion sedans, had been purchased off dealership lots and were equipped with cameras, sensors, light-mapping systems and radar.
With more than 50,000 drivers added monthly, it would make sense that more people are using Uber to be more responsible while on the road. However, a recent study by researchers at Oxford University and the University of Southern California showed that the service has yet to reduce drunk driving.