suspend the CPUC's cease and desist order along with a $20,000 citation. Sidecar's reprieve from a similar order and fine can't be too far behind.
The action took place the day after the CPUC accepted comments on Rulemaking regulations for ridesharing and other online enabled transportation services. Included in these comments, were papers by me and, more importantly, the Personal Insurance Federation of California demonstrating that personal liability insurance is not adequate for the kind of services that Lyft and Sidecar provide. Their vehicles need commercial insurance and, in order to put illegal cars out more rapidly, both Lyft and Sidecar tell their drivers that they do not need commercial insurance. In other words, their vehicles are not insured at all.
A sure recipe for disaster.