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Super Sunday is super dangerous on California roads

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, Feb. 1, and, while it isn’t quite a national holiday, there is a little something for everyone: football, of course, but also the half-time show and the much-anticipated (and very expensive) commercials. This is a day for get-togethers with friends and family. Those get-togethers may well start long before…

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Older Americans and teens have something in common: Bad driving

An accident in Sacramento raises an interesting public policy issue: driving privileges for the elderly. A 94-year-old man approached a drive-through car wash and apparently mistook the gas pedal for the brake on his sedan. The car blew through the car wash, taking out a good deal of equipment as it went. The incident was…

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With ridesharing services, are you sharing liability, too? p4

We are wrapping up our discussion of ridesharing services and liability. In July, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a revision to its recently adopted ridesharing regulations regarding insurance coverage for transportation network companies. The PUC had learned the hard way that the original language was not enough. TNCs had been required to carry commercial…

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With ridesharing services, are you sharing liability, too? p3

We are continuing our discussion of transportation network company regulations in California. The state was the first to adopt regulations specifically for these ridesharing operations, and, it seems, those regulations are a work in progress. The tricky issue is liability. The drivers use their own cars, and, initially, TNCs had not been buying commercial liability…

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With ridesharing services, are you sharing liability, too? p2

Earlier this month we started to talk about ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft and California’s efforts to regulate them. (Read the post here.) Cab companies objected loudly to the state’s seemingly casual treatment of the industry’s new lower-cost competitor. One reason transportation network companies could charge their customers less is that they were not required…

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