Are You Really Safe Using Uber?

Red smart car.

Red smart car.

If you use a taxi service of any kind, it is a good idea to consider a few safety precautions. Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular as great alternatives to driving yourself or taking public transportation. Remember, if you are an Uber or Lyft driver, your personal auto insurance may not cover this exposure.  So call our office today to make sure you have the proper coverage.

You buy North Bay auto insurance to protect yourself when you have an accident or claim.  When something bad happens you want your auto insurance company to respond. But, with Uber or other ride sharing programs, you must rely on their insurance.

As these ride share programs become more and more popular, we are seeing more reported injuries and accidents. In some cases, there is minimal, or no, insurance to protect you. Click here for more information.

Ride Sharing Safety Tips

  • Tell someone your plans.
  • Check the driver’s rating on the app.
  • Check the identity of the driver before you get in.
  • Wait inside until your ride comes.
  • When you request a ride, ask to be picked up in a high traffic area.
  • Don’t ride in the front seat for health and safety reasons.
  • Never give cash.
  • The car should have some identification on the windows.

Our agency has a long history of proudly serving your area as an Independent Insurance Agency and representing some of the best insurance companies in the business. North Bay Insurance Brokers Inc. focuses on delivering quality insurance products with a personalized, hands-on experience that sets us apart in today’s market.