Is Thelen saying she expects private insurance companies to cover drivers while drivers have the app open? Doesn’t this directly conflict with Lyft’s recent announcement of its expanded insurance policy? Driving with the app open is cruising around waiting for a hail. And cruising is an essential part of the taxi business.
It’s all part of Lyft’s plan to pass operating costs onto someone else. The thing is: This statement is extremely confusing coming on the heels of the company’s announcement regarding its expanded “app-open” insurance policy. If you’re as confused as we are, then you probably want to think twice before driving for these jokers… or riding with them.