TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida house adjourned "sine die" three days prior to the end of session without addressing rideshare insurance gaps. Senate Bill 1298, otherwise known as “the rideshare bill,” an important bill that addressed rideshare insurance gaps and further protected Floridians, was scheduled to be heard on the House floor today. The following statement is attributed to PCI’s Regional Manager for State Government Relations, Logan McFaddin.
“PCI is disappointed that the Florida House adjourned prior to voting on the rideshare bill. Senate Bill 1298, would have helped to clarify the questions about insurance coverage and provide protections for rideshare drivers, passengers and the public from the time the rideshare app is turned on until the app is turned off.
"It remains important for Transportation Network Company drivers to know that their personal auto policy will not cover them if they are injured or if the vehicle is damaged in an accident. They should be sure to talk with their insurance company to ensure they have the protection they need. PCI will continue to work with Florida lawmakers to bring clarity regarding the insurance coverage issues so the people of Florida are protected.”