Car Sharing Comes to Portland Maine – with Insurance?

This week, the Press Herald reported that  Portland UHaul plans to bring its U Car Share program to town in the form of four white PT Cruisers. In August, we addressed the issue of car sharing and insurance in this post.

To reiterate: car-sharing services can be a great alternative for those who rarely need a car. They help to reduce parking congestion, greenhouse gases and other automobile-created problems. But don’t forget that when you get behind the wheel, you’re in a position to put all of your assets at risk. You’re relying on the car sharing service’s insurance to protect you. The U Car Share website doesn’t say what extent of liability protection their policy provides. We recommend that you get the answer to that question BEFORE you join.