LA Weekly – Uber, Lyft Fight for Freedom From Extra Car Insurance
Steve DelBianco, executive director of tech trade association NetChoice, notes that the latter coverage is more than three times what’s required for taxi drivers, which in L.A. is $300,000 for medical liability that must be in effect 24/7.
“A Lyft or UberX driver picking up dry cleaning, maybe they’ll leave the app on in case someone is looking for a lift in the area,” he told us. “It’s ridiculous to expect that just because the app is turned on you’re in a commercial activity. More and more people will have the apps on all the time in case an opportunity arises to use excess capacity in their car.”