Uber and Lyft are now familiar names. According to Bay News 9, they now have competition in St. Petersburg. “The Nickel Ride” is now offering rides for free around St. Petersburg.
The article states that “The Nickel Ride” provides free rides to anywhere in Downtown St. Petersburg. Their website promotes that “The Nickel Ride is your free, eco-friendly ridesharing service around the downtown districts of select cities. Best of all, you get around without spending a nickel, thanks to the brands that advertise in and on our electric vehicles.”
They are electric cars that are covered with advertisement from local businesses. Currently, “The Nickel Ride” operates in St. Petersburg (headquartered at Punky’s Bar and Grill), Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
Let’s hope they are following the law relating to the required insurance coverages for UBER and other “transportation network companies.” The legislation states that the mandatory insurance for UBER (and other TNC) drivers is all must carry $50,000 per person / $100,000 per accident of insurance for bodily injury or death and $25,000 for property damage while a driver is logged into the app, but hasn’t yet secured a passenger. This coverage changes when the driver picks up passengers. When there is passengers in the car, the mandatory insurance for UBER (and other TNC) drivers is that they need to have $1 million in coverage. Check out my prior blog article for more information on this insurance requirement.
Welcome to St. Petersburg, Nickle Ride! Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t!
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