The complete list of state insurance agencies warning consumers about ‘ridesharing’ is:
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
Most of these insurance departments warn consumers that they should check with their personal insurance provider before driving for a ‘ridesharing’ company. Some departments, such as California, go on to recommend that ridesharing companies primary coverage in the form of commercial auto insurance.
We believe the number of state insurance departments warning consumers will continue to grow as more state insurance departments tumble to the fact that ‘ridesharing’ companies place drivers, passengers and pedestrians at-risk.
In a blog post written today about Lyft, Kansas City Mayor Sly James asks, “Would you really want to patronize a restaurant who hasn’t been properly inspected to protect you and your family against illness? I, for one, would not want my family members to catch a ride with someone who may or may not have proper insurance if a wreck were to happen – and auto wrecks do happen.”
We’ll be sure to stay away from salmonella outbreaks and uninsured vehicles.