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Now that Uber is available in places like Lynwood in Snohomish County, it is helpful to prevent car accidents in Skagit County.
But we’ve all had that one Uber driver that was going a little too fast, or cutting red lights a little too close for our liking. It may get you thinking: what happens if you get into an accident while you’re in an Uber?
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.
Along with the potential for good from these ridesharing services, there has also been a host of problems. The ridesharing industry is far less regulated than the already established taxi and public transportation industry. Because of this, there have been tragic incidents for passengers and others on the road.
When someone gets into a car accident and someone is hurt or killed, the case will often end up in court. Uber’s car services, unlike those of a taxi company, are accessed mainly through an app that allows users to use the ride-sharing service. There are two potentially liable parties in an Uber accident and that is the driver involved and Uber, the company.
With those kinds of statistics, it is likely that some of those bad drivers on Florida’s roads also end up driving for Uber. It’s enough of a concern that a recent amendment was adopted in the Florida State House of Representatives which now requires Level 2 background checks for drivers for companies such as Uber.
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.
We’ve talked about a car crash from the perspective of the Uber driver. What about a passenger? Learn more here about things to consider after a car crash involving an Uber driver.
If you are an Uber driver the question you have to ask is whether your insurance will cover your property damage and the damage or injury to any of your passengers. If you think you have your own private insurance and that will cover these losses, think again. Learn more here...
Two cars crashed on Muncaster Mill Road, seriously injuring one and killing another. Juan Francisco Diana was driving south on Muncaster Mill Road when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle collided with another that was traveling north. The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene.
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