TOP RISKS FOR

RIDE SHARING

#riskybusiness

TOP RISK #1

DO YOU KNOW THE DRIVER?
A risk of using lifts from people you do not know is that you have no idea if your driver is an experienced road user, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a violent or sexual offender. Stay safe – only ever accept a lift from someone you know well and trust, or use a registered hire business.

TOP RISK #2

ARE YOU COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Drivers that accept payment or reward from passengers will not be covered by their car insurance unless they do so as part of a registered hire business licenced to carry passengers -that is expressly covered by their insurance policy. Road traffic accidents can result in very serious injuries. An uninsured driver will be personally liable to passengers or third parties for any injuries or damage caused in the event of an accident, even if the driver was only partly to blame. As either a passenger or driver, is that really a risk worth taking?

TOP RISK #3

ARE YOU SAFE?
You’re essentially taking a risk every time you get into a car that is being used for “hire and reward” and not a registered hire business, whether you are a passenger or the driver. Incidents including theft, violence and sexual assault are rare, but can happen. Please consider your personal safety before you make that choice, we want you to keep safe.

TOP RISK #4

IS THE VEHICLE ROADWORTHY?
Using transport from someone who is not a registered hire business means that you do not know if the vehicle is roadworthy or fit for purpose. This is potentially dangerous for you as a passenger, other road users and the driver, and could lead to serious injuries or fatalities. Think of others as well as yourself before making that choice and what price you would put on a life!

THE LAW:

JERSEY AND GUERNSEY
Drivers offering lift-shares are only permitted to ask passengers for a contribution towards fuel and other running costs. The amount charged must not include an element of profit; otherwise insurers will consider that you are operating as a passenger service for “hire and reward”, which would invalidate your insurance. Lift sharing is also not permitted in a vehicle seating more than eight passengers. Drivers also need to make sure that they are insured for the type of journeys they make.
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