Caution: Ride-Sharing

Caution: Ride-Sharing

(This infographic features text to help to understand the principles of ride-sharing services and to ensure you are fully informed before participating in a ride-sharing service. The series of illustrations depict various images associated with driving, vehicles and mobile GPS.) 

 

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We see an image of a caution sign.)
 
H1: Ride-Sharing
COPY: Ride-sharing services use mobile apps to connect passengers with drivers who use their personal vehicles. Sounds simple, right? But do you have the proper insurance coverage?

(We see an image of a mobile device with a maps application open and a portion of a winding road.)
 
COPY: Drivers & Passengers: The standard Ontario Auto Insurance Policy excludes coverage when the auto is used to carry paying passengers or used as a taxi.   
(We see a silhouette of the province of Ontario.)
 
H2: Protect yourself as a passenger
(We see a triangular road sign with an exclamation mark – warning of danger ahead.)
 
(We see a winding road with a blue map pin labelled “A”.)
 
COPY: You may not be protected against certain damages and losses.
Know if you’re covered – ask your driver or check with the ride-sharing company 
(We see a winding road with an image of a blue car emitting a signal.)
 
H2: Protect yourself as a driver
(We see a yellow diamond shaped road sign with a vehicle.)
 
COPY: If you plan to provide ride-share services, check with your auto insurance representative to make sure you have the proper insurance coverage when you’re using your vehicle to carry paying passengers. The proper coverage will protect you, your paying passengers, and others.
(We see the end of the winding road with a blue map pin labelled “B”.)
 
(We see a light grey map back drop with a dark grey text box containing a blue light bulb and copy.)
 
COPY: It’s also a good idea to seek independent legal advice before you sign on.

 (We see a light grey map back drop with a dark grey text box containing a blue light bulb and copy.)

 

COPY: Do not assume that your ride-sharing company provides the appropriate coverage for you, your vehicle and your passengers. Read your contract carefully!

(We see a light grey map back drop with a yellow text box containing a magnifying glass and copy.)

 

FOOTER COPY: Whether you’re a passenger or a driver, be fully informed about ride-sharing and insurance coverage.

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