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 #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!