Traffic Dept Head cautions owners to secure appropriate insurance before renting their private vehicles


Persons who lease their private vehicles must insure them under the right coverage, cautions Assistant Superintendent of Police Rodney Ellis, Head of the Traffic Department in the Police Force.

These days, Ellis says, a number of persons have resorted to renting their personal vehicles in order to earn extra money.

While this is not illegal, private-vehicle insurance does not cover a lease agreement, Ellis says.  Therefore, the owner must secure insurance coverage that applies to a lease and not private use.

The Traffic Department Head says that claiming private-insurance coverage for a leased or rented vehicle may prove to be difficult for the owner of the vehicle.

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  1. What he mean it’s not illegal? You operating a business under the table, not paying the taxes and fees associated within that type of business construct.

  2. Mr. Ellis I hope you are looking into Transport Board or your dept issuing temporary passes to person’s who will be driving their unlicensed vehicle to Transport Board…. If one gets into an accident on their way to get their vehicle license then what?

  3. Insurance prices need to more competitive or transport board should offer motor vehicle insurance give some competition that some of these companies will have to adjust you will find more persons stop trying to beat the system

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