Disruption Junction, What’s Your Function? Part 2
Lyft, SideCar, and Uber were cited $20,000 each for violations of state law, including operating as passenger carriers without evidence of public liability and property damage insurance coverage in effect and on file with the CPUC; Engaging employee-drivers without evidence of workers’ compensation insurance in effect and on file with the CPUC; Failing to enroll drivers in the Department of Motor Vehicles Employer Pull Notice Program; and, Failing to pre-employment test and enroll drivers in the Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing Certification Program.
As of this writing, USCG Maritime Information Exchange website indicates the catamaran Heron has still failed to obtain its US Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection, and has for two years now been operating the waters off Montauk and elsewhere while carrying passengers in excess of the uninspected limit of 6.
This could vex a legitimate operator.
In an upcoming post I’ll introduce the term “Demise Charter” and the PASSENGER VESSEL SAFETY ACT OF 1993, in the hopes of making a point about regulatory schemes as emergent with a cross thought to content rating schemes (like those provided by MPAA, another much-maligned-by-the-digerati incumbent) as emergent as well.
Now watch the below video, cocksuckers.