- January 22, 2016
- Posted by: Zenginler
- Category: News, Taxi Service
Ride Sharing Apps and a First Class Taxi Service have one large difference. And that is INSURANCE. In NJ, comps like Uber and Lyft are taking the streets by storm. But are the passengers truly safe?
First of all, when someone is looking for a ride their mind does not jump to the financial safety of the ride. Furthermore, it is important to think about what happens to the passenger if the driver of their car gets into an accident. If there is an injury, who pays? If there is damage, who pays?
Especially relevant when booking a first class Taxi Service, the passenger knows upfront the credentials of the company. In NJ, Taxi Service companies are no strangers to accidents. Consequently, the level of insurance we obtain is high enough to cover any issue that could affect us and our passenger.
However, Ride Sharing Apps cannot say the same.
In addition to not truly knowing who is driving you, a passenger also does not know entirely how covered they are. And may not know how un-liable they may be in the event something happens during the ride. These are the kinds of questions that consumers need to start asking. Furthermore, strengthening our consumers to understand that quality will always trump quantity.
“The answer to that particular question can depend a lot on whom you ask. According to ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, ride sharing is a service that takes advantage of modern technology to provide a more casual approach to getting a ride. Drivers are simply guys with their own cars who work their own hours. And can take as many or as few passengers as they want. That said, these companies are also quick to point out that their drivers adhere to strict standards of professionalism while on the job. And both drivers and passengers are able to rate and review each other for future reference.”
“However, a representative from a taxi company would be more likely to tell you something different. That ride sharing apps are a taxi service that uses a new format in order to cut corners. And avoid regulations which keep taxi drivers and passengers safe and able to deliver a minimum standard of quality. A five-star rating system might not be able to give you a complete picture of what you’re in for. And especially for first-time drivers and passengers. And while Uber and Lyft may require a certain standard of quality out of drivers and their vehicles, they can’t give their contract-based employees the same level of supervision as a taxi service manager…”
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