Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers Johanna Zmud, Gretchen Stoeltje, Todd Hansen, Tina Geiselbrecht, Chris Simek, and Ben Ettelman, were recently published on AARP Public Policy Institute’s (AARP) website. The paper, Volunteer Driver Insurance in the Age of Ridehailing, explored how volunteer drivers face insurance difficulties in the age of ridehailing.
As the popularity of commercial ridehailing began to grow after 2015, AARP noticed an uptick in anecdotal reports from nonprofit volunteer-provided transportation program managers of drivers having difficultly securing insurance for their volunteer services. In response, AARP commissioned TTI to explore state laws that might affect volunteer drivers, contacted customer service representatives and agents at 10 of the largest automobile insurance companies, and surveyed the CEOs of 11 insurance companies.
View the story on AARP’s website.