Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are recruitingamateurs and college students to be drivers. Considered to be the “perfectpart-time solution” for students and part-timers according to arecent post on an Uber newsroom blog.

And some drivers are using their personal auto policiesto falsely insure commercial activities. This is the new risk:drivers who are insuring their vehicles with personal auto policiesand not advising their carriers of their rideshare activities.

And they're openly sharing advice on how to get away with itwith fellow drivers.

How it started

The ridesharing concept has skyrocketed since its inception in2009. They offer lower rates than licensed taxis through the use ofthe drivers' personal vehicles, escaping most commercialregulation.

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