California pushing for more insurance from rideshare companies like Uber, Lyft

California could soon require more stringent insurance coverage for ridesharing services, rules set up to protect riders and clarify liability in the case of any accidents. A new proposal from The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) filed today would require $ 1 million primary commercial liability insurance that starts precisely when a for-hire driver launches apps from companies like Uber, Lyft, and others. That’s instead of when a driver sets off for, and during the entirety of the ride, and goes beyond current insurance mandates that rely on a drivers own insurance.

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