California Bill Gives OK to Personal Car Sharing

The bill would limit the circumstances under which the motor vehicle owner’s automobile liability insurance can be subject to liability, and require that automobile insurance policies not be canceled, voided, terminated, rescinded, or nonrenewed solely on the basis that the private passenger motor vehicle has been made available for personal vehicle sharing.

– From AB 1871, a bill signed into law by Gov. Schwarzenegger in September that paves the way for services like City CarShare, Spride, Gettaround, RelayRides, Go-op Inc. and to enable car owners to share their personal cars without breaching their insurance policies. The bill goes into effect on January 1.

Brilliant. Go, go social transit.