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Are You Considering Becoming A Ride Share Driver?

An Auto Insurance Update

Being a rideshare driver is a great way to make extra income. With the growth of Uber and Lyft, many people are using their own vehicles assuming their personal auto insurance will provide coverage. 

Unfortunately, your personal auto insurance will not cover any use for commercial purposes. There is an exclusion for any commercial use of your vehicle. There is a specific exclusion for “public or Livery conveyance” that is part of your policy.  This makes it very clear that the liability coverage for your vehicle doesn’t apply when it is being used as a public conveyance.

In addition, your personal auto insurance excludes Medical Payments, and Physical Damage Coverage for your vehicle is used for commercial purposes. With a few exceptions, your personal automobile policy doesn’t cover you or your automobile when you are using it for this purpose.

What Are Your Options?

  • Another option is to purchase a commercial automobile policy that is designed to cover the exposures that go along with operating a public conveyance.
  • Consider the coverage offered by the rideshare company you are working for 

Call, our office and we can work hard to provide you with the best possible combination of coverage, price, and service.

We've been in business since 1952! In 1969, our agency's former President Bill Fawcett joined the Ludwig Insurance Agency in Palo Alto, CA. ?Then, in 1972, Bill became a partner at the agency and it was renamed Ludwig & Fawcett, Inc. In 1980, Bill's wife Judy left her longtime position working for an insurance company and joined Ludwig & Fawcett, followed in the years to come by their sons Brady and Dave. We have been at our current location in Mountain View since July 1981.

Bill, Judy, Brady, and Dave have all lived in Mountain View for over 30 years and have been active in local affairs. As a result, Ludwig & Fawcett and its employees are rooted in the local area and care deeply about the community