Tuesday, January 28, 2014
What? They Have No Insurance?
Well ... the chickens are coming home to roost. Or, maybe, ostriches would be a better analogy. In any case, media scribblers are beginning to cover the results that some of us predicted would inevitably take place with the under-insured vehicles and under-vetted drivers of Lyft, Sidecar & Uber. In addition, articles on the dangers of driving for the TNC's are beginning to turn up. (See Consumer Reports).
Here are a few that have recently come my way:
Uber customer claims abuse and assault by driver.
The Strange Tale of an Uber Car Crash ...
6 Year Old Struck and Killed in Tenderloin Crosswalk.
Uber-Affiliated Driver Arrested in Girls Death.
Should Uber be Held Accountable for Fatal Accident.
Taxi Drivers Demand More Oversight for Online Ride Services.
Uber x Driver ... Had a Record of Reckless Driving.
Lyft Driver Allegedly Attacks Pedestrian.
How Many Ridesharing Drivers Are Hiding Status From Insurers?
Uber Driver Locks Passenger in Car, Gives Himself Five-Star Rating.
Ride Apps Uber, Lyft, Sidecar Hit Speed Bumps.
Rough Patch for Uber Services Challenge to Taxis.
Cab ... give insurance firms license data on citizen competitors
Lyft Driver Hits Elderly Woman in San Francisco Crosswalk.
Notice to TNC Company Drivers.
Phil Matier: Wrongful Death Suit Could Change How Uber Does Business.
Consumer Reports: Don't Risk Your Car Insurance by Operating Your Vehicle as a Part-Time Taxi.
I'm sure this is the tip of the iceberg. Please feel free to send me links that I've missed. I'll publish them here.