Actually Mr. Konowitz, you calling me and my friends sketchy jerks because we drive taxis is somewhat like me calling you a retard because you have a disability. How does it feel? And blowing up your words.... actually quoting some one is not exactly blowing up words, retard.
In response to the comment made about me looking into insurance I think I should come clean, well as clean as a sketchy jerk can come clean. Along with being a cab driver I am also a real estate investor who has invested and divested at the appropriate times. So in order to protect my investments I have consulted with attorneys, insurance brokers, and a number of cab company managers about this very subject. About how much I am personally covered, how much my investments are covered, and any other questions I have about insurance and the taxi industry.
First the taxi industry is heavily regulated by the SFMTA Taxi Division and is charged with protecting the public on these issues about insurance. Which they do, and do well. At DeSoto Cab, where I work, there is an insurance plan capped at one million dollars. And I, as a driver, am covered without a doubt, by workers comp. There is no guess work about this. These are required by the SFMTA.
I would suggest to the commentator with issues about this to consult Chris Dolan attorney/author of this article. I would say this because his reputation is very strong in the arena of consumer rights. Looking at his office building on Market and Van Ness I would guess he actually does answer his phone. That is a fairly large building with his name on it.
So Lyft, I would like to remind everyone is not regulated. And according to the automobile industry insurance association in a letter issued, has stated irrevocably that Lyft cars are not insured by them.
So to the commentator who has called me a sketchy jerk without ever meeting me, that is unless he has come up to SF and taken a taxi, but I doubt that. And I know I have never met him in LA as that is the last place in the world I have interest in visiting…. I hope he is never in an accident that further disables him and makes it necessary to have a wheelchair accessible van because Lyft does not offer such a thing.
So I am a sketcky jerk according to the first comment, a cab driver. No one seems to be addressing the fact Lyft isn't actually insured and a passenger can't truly find relief if in an accident and injured. Just addressing how cool it is. Let's all hope that you don't get into an accident and find out how uncool that process will be. But someone will. It is an auto in SF. There will be accidents and people will have serious problems with this so cool ride. Also I am sure that person with disability doesn't actually travel in a wheelchair. As I know Lyft does not provide that service unlike me who is a sketchy jerk.
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