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Getting insurance for Uber drivers just got easier
As an Uber driver (or any Ride Sharing company), ordinary motor insurance isn’t enough. If you are offering rides for paying customers via Uber (or other ride-sharing apps) you need private hire insurance and we can help.
- Private Hire Insurance
- Social Domestic and Pleasure option
- Public Liability option
- Convicted drivers (motoring and criminal convictions)
- Young Drivers covered
- Hard to cover postcodes
- European cover
Uber is available in 71 countries and 10,000 cities across the world. It has 93 million customers and 3.5 million drivers.
Uber insurance cover – what you need to know
The name “Uber” has now become synonymous with booking a taxi in many parts of the world. Uber is a taxi booking app that enables passengers to book a ride that’s perfect for them and pay for it via credit/debit card so there is no need to exchange any cash. The company was founded in the US in 2009 and has grown tremendously since that time – reaching the UK in 2012.
The way Uber works in the UK is slightly different to the US where taxi insurance is concerned. In the States, Uber drivers are covered when driving in their vehicle without passengers. However in the UK, no insurance is provided by Uber at all. This means drivers must take out their own insurance policy for all types of travel.
Uber currently operate in the following areas:
Who can apply to be an Uber driver?
In order to apply to be an Uber driver, you must own your own vehicle that meets the standards set by Uber, and of course a private hire taxi drivers licence. You must also attend an onboarding process in order to show that you have the necessary skills and training to work as an Uber driver.
What type of cover do Uber drivers need?
Uber drivers are essentially private hire drivers so private hire taxi insurance is what’s needed. Private hire insurance covers both the vehicles and any passengers in the event of an accident.
Levels of cover
Below are the main types of uber insurance cover you can have included with a private hire taxi insurance policy –
You can tailor your policy to suit your needs. If you only want a basic policy, then you can get third party cover without any extras. If however, you’re looking for something more extensive, then you you can add extras like windscreen repair and breakdown cover.
- Road risks – Road risks are the basis of any type of private hire policy. You can choose what level of cover you want to get – third party cover; third party, fire & theft; or fully comprehensive. Fully comprehensive provides the most protection but also costs more compared to a third party policy.
- Public liability claims – Public liability insurance is a must for private hire drivers. If a passenger or other member of the public were to be killed or injured due to reckless driving on your part then you’d need to insure that you could shoulder a liability claim if it went against you. Legal expenses can also be included.
- Fleet insurance – For private hire firms that have their own fleet of vehicles, fleet insurance is the perfect option since you can get cover that’s usually cheaper and certainly much easier to manage.
Taxi private hire insurance is also available for drivers who operate with the following apps:
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