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    Default Will Being an app service be the way to go in Florida?

    Working its' way through the Florida Legislator is a bill that if it becomes law UBER and Lyft styled app services will fall under state regulation and locals will have no regulatory control.

    It will only make sense for all to go into this business direction in order to avoid multiple regulatory fees as well as no more market entry restrictions traditional established limo services have been enjoying.
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    Why does this bill equal safe transportation? Is transportation un-safe currently in Florida?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NVTours View Post
    Why does this bill equal safe transportation? Is transportation un-safe currently in Florida?
    You should link specifically what you are referencing. Purpose of the bill is to set up one regulatory scheme for app type services in Florida.
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    Reference your tag below the last 2 posts...look directly above...about the NLA..? It say" Ask the NLA why they oppose safe transportation for all of Florida's residents". so once again....Why does this bill equal safe transportation? Is transportation un-safe currently in Florida? haha the tag below you posts is a bold statement... your basically saying the NLA opposes safe transportation in Florida because they oppose the bill..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NVTours View Post
    Reference your tag below the last 2 posts...look directly above...about the NLA..? It say" Ask the NLA why they oppose safe transportation for all of Florida's residents". so once again....Why does this bill equal safe transportation? Is transportation un-safe currently in Florida? haha the tag below you posts is a bold statement... your basically saying the NLA opposes safe transportation in Florida because they oppose the bill..?
    Currently Florida does not regulate the limo industry but places it in the hands of individual counties of which most have no or very limited regulation with regards to safety.

    Last year a bill was brought forth that would of taken regulation away from individual counties and placed it under control of the state where every limo operator would have had to comply with the standards set forth.

    Because such would of preempted local regulation, those who have basically paid off politicos for business protection would of found themselves competing for business as there would be no market entry restrictions.

    Florida cabbies, Florida Limo Associations and Dave Shaw of the NLA went to Tallahassee to oppose the state taking over or in other words, they opposed a bill that would of required all limo operators to be licensed, have background checks on their drivers, carry $1 million in liability etc..

    To protect their wallets they screwed citizens of Florida... Yet again seeing these clowns push for limited competition and minimum rates the consumer must pay, the NLA reps have been screwing consumers for a long time.
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    House Uber bill preempting Orlando's fees heads to floor

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    Capitol latest scene of battle between Uber and taxis

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    Florida Limo, Taxi Groups Promote Safety Message At Capitol

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    Judge upholds minimum fare for limos in Hillsborough

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    Quote Originally Posted by HinsdaleLimoService View Post
    Florida Limo, Taxi Groups Promote Safety Message At Capitol

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    Odd that Tampa's Lou Minardi was beating the safety drum as one of his taxi companies (Tampa Yellow Cab) declared bankruptcy to avoid paying medical bills that the taxi insurance liability of $100k didn't cover.
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    The Uber Bill has cleared a few committees and unless the cabbies can pull a Hail Mary, the state will be regulating Uber type operations and their drivers and the locals will be shit out of luck.

    It will be a good opportunity for small operators to hook up with an app provider and bypass all the licensing bullshit.
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    We had that in Chicago just recently.
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    Worst part about it is they keep lowering the prices, with just anybody driving with no commercial insurance.
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    I was under the impression Uber provides insurance as long as it happens during a trip. I have not done research but this is off of their website, is this not true?

    "From the time a driver accepts a trip request through our app until the completion of the ride, our partners have $1 million of coverage for driver liability. We were also the first ridesharing request service to include $1 million of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists, meaning that passengers and drivers are also covered for injuries when another party is at fault and lacks sufficient insurance. This $1 million coverage from trip acceptance to drop-off is consistent across cities. This coverage kicks in regardless of whether the driverís personal insurance applies to the trip. We have also added contingent comprehensive and collision insurance during trips, up to $50,000/incident with a $1,000 deductible."

    Source: http://blog.uber.com/uberXridesharinginsurance

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon1 View Post
    I was under the impression Uber provides insurance as long as it happens during a trip. I have not done research but this is off of their website, is this not true?

    "From the time a driver accepts a trip request through our app until the completion of the ride, our partners have $1 million of coverage for driver liability. We were also the first ridesharing request service to include $1 million of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists, meaning that passengers and drivers are also covered for injuries when another party is at fault and lacks sufficient insurance. This $1 million coverage from trip acceptance to drop-off is consistent across cities. This coverage kicks in regardless of whether the driver’s personal insurance applies to the trip. We have also added contingent comprehensive and collision insurance during trips, up to $50,000/incident with a $1,000 deductible."

    Source: http://blog.uber.com/uberXridesharinginsurance
    Your correct @brandon1 they have it under the Umbrella policy. But the point I was making is the independent contractor driver just has normal insurance on the Uberx platform. Not like legal operators like us.
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