Can I drive someone else's car for Uber? (or Can my friend drive my car for ...
The Guru Take
The answer is "yes", but there are caveats.
Yes, your friend, family member, or anyone else can drive your car for Uber, but with a few caveats:
- The person meets the Uber requirements to become a driver, e.g. over 21, legally licensed, etc.
- The person needs to be properly insured and "attached to the vehicle."
Yes, the "attached" is a bit amiguious, but I used that term loosely because the law on how insurance works is different from state to state (in the USA). In most states, your friend's name only has to be listed on the vehicle's insurance policy. In some states, especially where the insurance follows the driver (rather than car), Uber seems to require your friend's name to be listed on the regitration as well.
On a side note: this is a growing problem for the rideshare industry, where Uber drivers either let other people drive to take maximum advantage of the car OR they sign up under one vehicle and drive someone else's cars, etc. a rental.