2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 31 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 20 - Transportation Network Companies
Section 31-20-107 - Financial Responsibilities of Transportation Network Companies and Drivers.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 31-20-107 (2020)

31-20-107. Financial responsibilities of transportation network companies and drivers.

(a) A driver, or a transportation network company on the driver's behalf, shall maintain a motor vehicle liability policy that recognizes the driver is a transportation network company driver or otherwise uses a vehicle to transport riders for compensation and covers the driver:

(i) While the driver is available to receive requests for prearranged rides; and

(ii) While the driver is engaged in a prearranged ride.

(b) The following automobile insurance requirements shall apply while a participating driver is available to receive requests for prearranged rides but is not engaged in a prearranged ride:

(i) Primary automobile liability insurance in the amount of at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for death and bodily injury per person, one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for death and bodily injury per incident and twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) for property damage; and

(ii) Uninsured motorist coverage as required by W.S. 31-10-101.

(c) The following automobile insurance requirements shall apply while a driver is engaged in a prearranged ride:

(i) Primary automobile liability insurance that provides at least one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for death, bodily injury and property damage; and

(ii) Uninsured motorist coverage as required by W.S. 31-10-101.

(d) The requirements of subsections (b) and (c) of this section may be satisfied by a motor vehicle liability policy or bond maintained by the driver, the transportation network company or through a combination of the driver and the transportation network company.

(e) Coverage under an automobile insurance policy maintained by the transportation network company shall not be dependent on a personal automobile insurer first denying a claim nor shall a personal automobile insurance policy be required to deny a claim.

(f) If any insurance maintained by a driver pursuant to subsection (b) or (c) of this section has lapsed or does not provide the required coverage, insurance maintained by a transportation network company shall provide the coverage required by this section beginning with the first dollar of a claim and the transportation network company's insurer shall have the duty to defend such claim.

(g) The insurance requirements of this section may be satisfied by insurance placed with an insurer authorized as required under W.S. 26-3-101 or with an eligible surplus lines insurer as defined in W.S. 26-11 107 that has a credit rating of no less than "A-" from A.M. Best or similar rating from another rating agency recognized by the department of insurance.

(h) Insurance satisfying the requirements of this section shall be deemed to satisfy the financial responsibility requirement of a motor vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Safety-Responsibility Act.

(j) A driver shall carry digital or physical proof of coverage satisfying the requirements of subsections (b) and (c) of this section with the driver at all times while operating a transportation network company vehicle. In the event of an accident, a driver shall provide this insurance coverage information to the directly interested parties, automobile insurers and investigating police officers upon request. Upon such request, a driver shall also disclose to directly interested parties, automobile insurers and investigating police officers whether the driver was available to receive a request for a prearranged ride or engaged in a prearranged ride at the time of the accident.

(k) In a claims coverage investigation, a transportation network company shall immediately provide upon request by directly involved parties or, if applicable, any insurer of the driver, the precise times that a driver was available to receive a request for a prearranged ride in the twelve (12) hour period immediately preceding and in the twelve (12) hour period immediately following the accident. Insurers providing coverage under this section shall disclose upon request by any other insurer involved in the particular claim, the applicable coverages, exclusions and limits provided under any automobile insurance maintained in order to satisfy the requirements of this section.

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