The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA), a global non-profit trade association that represents the private passenger transportation industry, has published a report entitled Dangerous Details in the Fine Print: How Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Are Shifting Risk and Avoiding Responsibility. This report highlights concerns over unlicensed transportation companies and how they’re attempting to avoid liability and regulations.
Toronto Life Magazine’s recent interview with Uber’s Ian Black provides a simplistic and one-sided view of the complex issue of taxi industry regulation in Toronto and one which trivializes the serious issue of public safety. Particularly worrisome are Mr. Black’s assurances that Uber drivers are fully insured.
A Lyft passenger was killed in an accident near Sacramento, Calif., over the weekend, but it looks like the ride-sharing service’s insurance will cover it.
By Dara Kerr | Source: CNET
Shane Holland was killed in a car crash last weekend. While more than 30,000 car crashes claim lives in the US every year, this was the first death of a ride-sharing passenger.