TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Logan McFaddin, state government relations regional manager for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), issued the following statement in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee passing of Senate Bill 1118.
“PCI and our members support most of the provisions provided for in Senate Bill 1118 and our goal is to arrive at a solution that protects the public with reasonable insurance requirements for Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers from the time the app is turned on to the time the app is turned off. Currently in Florida there is a gray area regarding coverage that could leave drivers and passengers at financial risk if there were an accident. Personal auto insurance policies are not intended for commercial use and will not cover damages if it’s determined the driver was using their vehicle for hire. Transportation network company drivers need to know that if they are operating under their personal auto insurance policy, they might not have the proper insurance coverage in place to protect them.
“PCI thanks the Senate Judiciary Committee for taking action on this critical issue and we look forward to working with members of the legislature to ensure vehicles used in TNC services are properly insured, the public is protected and innovation is able to thrive.”