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California Bill Would Enable Uber, Lyft Drivers to Finally Get Insurance

September 2, 2014 | 6:00 am

California Bill Would Enable Uber, Lyft Drivers to Finally Get Insurance

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A new state measure calls for a hybrid personal/commercial policy to be offered to ride-service drivers.

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Uber Hires David Plouffe, Big Gun From Obama White House

August 19, 2014 | 3:03 pm

Uber Hires David Plouffe, Big Gun From Obama White House

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Ride firm retains President Obama’s former political strategist to run national legislative campaign.

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Uber Driver Who Hit S.F. Pedestrian Removed From Its App Platform

August 5, 2014 | 10:34 am

Uber Driver Who Hit S.F. Pedestrian Removed From Its App Platform

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Accident occurred in Polk Gulch neighborhood on Saturday night.

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Uber Sued Over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl in San Francisco

January 27, 2014 | 8:41 am

Uber Sued Over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl in San Francisco

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Suit challenges company’s suggestion that it’s not liable because driver was not on an Uber call.

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How Many Ride-Share Drivers Are Hiding Status From Insurers?

January 21, 2014 | 9:15 am

How Many Ride-Share Drivers Are Hiding Status From Insurers?

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Questions about coverage get new attention after a series of accidents involving ride-service drivers.

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Taxi Drivers Want San Francisco to Crack Down on ‘Ride Share’ Insurance

January 8, 2014 | 3:17 pm

Taxi Drivers Want San Francisco to Crack Down on ‘Ride Share’ Insurance

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After New Year’s Eve fatality involving a ‘ride share’ driver, taxi operators want city to take action.

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UberX Driver Arrested On Vehicular Manslaughter Charge

January 2, 2014 | 12:15 pm

UberX Driver Arrested On Vehicular Manslaughter Charge

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A man has been taken into custody for fatally striking a 6-year-old girl in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

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Tip or Bribe? Taxi Drivers Say Illegal Payments to Dispatchers Are Routine

December 19, 2013 | 10:00 am

Tip or Bribe? Taxi Drivers Say Illegal Payments to Dispatchers Are Routine

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Unofficial tips get drivers better cabs and better fares, but cut into an already precarious livelihood.

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Confusion Over Insurance for ‘Ride-Sharing’ Drivers

November 19, 2013 | 9:00 am

Confusion Over Insurance for ‘Ride-Sharing’ Drivers

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The biggest uncertainty facing smartphone-based ride-service companies is drivers’ insurance coverage.

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Are ‘Ride-Share’ Drivers at Risk of Losing Their Insurance?

November 19, 2013 | 9:00 am

Are ‘Ride-Share’ Drivers at Risk of Losing Their Insurance?

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Can you get insurance, or get a claim paid, if you’re driving for Lyft or Sidecar? It depends.

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