Commercial insurance is not necessary; but, may be purchased if desired. Commercial insurance is bought from agents who specialize in the niche. If you carry just regular old minimum vehicular coverage it is best to get a “ride share rider” added to your policy that specifically addresses your use of your vehicle in that capacity so there is no doubt or confusion with your insurance company as to what you are doing. If done up front it is usually cheap, as an add on after the fact it is expensive. If you try to get sneaky in any way and they catch you, they can legally deny you coverage (while gladly still accepting your payments for your “in name only” coverage.) A high majority of ride share drivers are trying to get by with just regular insurance (trying to save money); but, the first accident they have (without support of their insurance company) they will pay, pay, pay, if it is their fault. It will ruin you. A ride share rider on your insurance policy is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
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Video te ego audiam vos ego sentio tibi. - Cat herder - Uber/Lyft 3000 rides
I have been a ride share driver for almost three years. While I like the ride share concept, I truly hate it's implementation and the way Uber and Lyft have so little regard for their work force. I am for the little guy. I seek to right injustice and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. It's usually the ones you find hardest to love that need it the most. Please enjoy my opinion and if you like (or even if you just welcome the effort), an upvote is a digital pat on the back and is most appreciated. I invite you to read my other comments and upvote them as well. Thanks
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