Taxi insurance is a type of for-hire livery coverage designed to protect taxi drivers, their vehicles and passengers. Taxi services differ from limo, black car and ridesharing businesses because their fares and pickup locations are often random and unscheduled, and they don’t use luxury vehicles. This creates a different type of insurance risk.
Taxi insurance covers more than traditional taxi cab operations. It also includes other businesses such as airport shuttle services, sightseeing tours and certain rideshare risks.
Taxi insurance requirements
Your insurance company and the state you work in may have taxi insurance requirements you must meet. They can vary based on a variety of factors that include:
- City and state of operation – every state will have their own set of rules
- Age and type of vehicle – older cars may not be acceptable
- Driver’s age and driving history – drivers under the age of 25 may not be accepted
Check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to learn more about the state specific requirements. Ask your insurance company about its requirements.
Do you drive a conventional taxi cab?
Taxi cabs are traditionally painted yellow. However, some cities and states require taxis to be a different color; sometimes a very specific one. It’s a good idea to check with your local taxi cab commissioner’s office to learn the rules you must follow to operate legally.
Taxi insurance cost
The cost of commercial taxi insurance considers many rating factors. Some of these include:
- Your location of operation
- Your driving record
- The type and age of vehicle(s)
- The types and amount of coverage
Taxi insurance rates may also vary depending on whether you choose to buy your policy through a broker, an agent or directly through an insurance company. It’s important to have a policy that both fits your budget and provides adequate protection.
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