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Old 09-13-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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Wow! You really don't see a difference between private and commercial use of a vehicle. The drivers minimum liability insurance is not enough. Charles Manson never killed anyone, did he?

You are comparing ride sharing to the Tate-LaBianca murders. Overreact much?
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:28 PM
 
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The difference is the insurance policy. There have been cases denied because the UBER driver was conducting a livery business on personal insurance. Then there's the issue of them being commercial or personal simply by whether the app was logged into or not.


UBER is doing nothing but skirting regulations to the detriment of public safety.

I'm no fan of the Taxi companies in LV either, but allowing some rogue company come in to shake things up is a lazy and dangerous thing. There are far better ways to change the cab companies in LV...the people here that hate them have admitted in many other threads to being too lazy to take the necessary steps to fix the problems.

Then there are our resident complainers that just complain about everything and will never be happy...

For what it's worth ACTUAL LICENSED cab drivers in LV take a class by the TA and in most other companies have to attend classes as well before hitting the road...UBER has neither.

Cab companies have regulations they must adhere to...cleaning bodily fluids from the cars for instance...UBER drivers wipe up with a towel and go...cabs must be professionally cleaned and sanitized. It's treated as a HAZMAT situation....I'll bet you didn't know THAT!
Uber has a 1 million commercial policy on its cars when hauling passengers. They also provide coverage when the app is active with a supplemental policy to the drivers. Allstate and Farmers are now offering relatiely cheap policies to cover Uber drivers all the time.

If there is a hole in the insurance policy the regulators need to get it fixed...but that is not very hard.

I will remain unimpressed by TA classes. I would think the question of treating bodily fluids as hazmat is a bit much. Ever watch them clean up in a hospital?

I like Uber primarily because it busts up the taxi monopoly which was anti-local. We see now if Uber fixes that or not. I would think it will work even though many of the Uber drivers may play the strip game...but I suspect it will enable local specialists out this way for the local business.
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:34 PM
 
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Now if we could make all the rest of the monopolies go away.....
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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Maybe you guys should look up the definition of monopoly....there isn't one.
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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Maybe you guys should look up the definition of monopoly....there isn't one.
It is an oligopoly. But the distinction is meaningless and the relationships are such that monopoly may be as appropriate. Is it a set of operating companies or a singular conspiracy?

In my view the singular conspiracy is more the problem. The decision not to properly service the suburbs was made by the conspiracy.
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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If insurance companies are already offering enhanced insurance for Uber drivers and Uber already has a master policy, I don't see a good argument to deny Uber the ability to operate in Las Vegas.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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If insurance companies are already offering enhanced insurance for Uber drivers and Uber already has a master policy, I don't see a good argument to deny Uber the ability to operate in Las Vegas.
Right. Someone operating a commercial vehicle on a continuing basis shouldn't be checked for active warrants, for say, murder, rape, and assault. Drivers shouldn't be required to pass a simple DOT physical? Drivers shouldn't have a pre employment drug and alcohol screening?
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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Internet forum users shouldn't be allowed to debate using only rhetorical open-ended questions?



See monopoly run. Run monopoly. Run. Bad monopoly. Bad. Die. Die. Die.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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Fine. Require these for a livery driver's license at an individual level. There's no need to continue the current taxi system to impose this.

What's your motive for supporting the current system so vociferously? It does nothing but line the pockets of the entrenched cab company owners, and the politicians they pay off.

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Right. Someone operating a commercial vehicle on a continuing basis shouldn't be checked for active warrants, for say, murder, rape, and assault. Drivers shouldn't be required to pass a simple DOT physical? Drivers shouldn't have a pre employment drug and alcohol screening?
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:30 PM
 
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What's your motive for supporting the current system so vociferously?

Cab driver. They're a vocal minority on this forum.
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