B.C.’s Attorney General says it is taking longer than anticipated to deal with creating insurance to deal with ride-sharing.
As his government again delays rolling out a framework to greenlight ride-sharing in B.C, Dave Eby says he shares people’s frustrations, but things have to be done right…
“Yeah, I’m very enthusiastic about ride sharing done properly. And when I say done properly, making sure that workers are treated well, and making sure that passengers are adequately covered in terms of the driver having had a proper background check, and the insurance in place, being there in case of an accident, so that they don’t need to worry about that.”
That said, Eby says there have been some difficulties in working on the ride-sharing insurance.
“We are taking the steps necessary to make that happen. I understand the impatience of people around it. I am impatient too. I also know that we have some challenges ahead of us to make sure that the insurance works well in terms of my portfolio and all the other changes we are doing with ICBC right now. So it is taking a little bit more time than we thought.”
He says ride-sharing legislation to be tabled this fall will include ICBC insurance products tailored for ride-sharing companies like Uber.