Facing growing criticism over a car accident that killed a 6-year-old San Francisco girl, Uber extended its insurance policy Friday to provide coverage for independent drivers who have their Uber apps online but aren't carrying passengers.
In the past, Uber's insurance for peer-to-peer service UberX only kicked in when an accident occurred while passengers were on a ride. It did not cover any incidents that happened while the driver was between rides but available for service. Only the driver's personal insurance applied in those cases. Now, Uber's contingent coverage for a driver's liability is $50,… Read more