|Re: Shared Vehicles in Cohos||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: aamato (aamatoworldbank.org)|
|Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 08:14:03 -0800 (PST)|
I think it's not so much that insurance companies "don't like" as it is that they will charge scads of money to insure a group...much more than for an individual. I looked into having a formal car-sharing arrangement for our community a few years ago, and found the costs and the logistics prohibitive. Anna Amato Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Selwyn Polit <selwyn@austint x.com> To Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> 11/08/2005 cc 01:36 PM Subject Re: [C-L]_ Shared Vehicles in Cohos Please respond to Cohousing-L <cohousing-l@co housing.org> Hi Chris, could you define "don't like" as in "Insurance companies don't like these kinds of situations, of course." Is it really necessary to explain to them that this is the situation? If one does explain this, what kinds of problems does this cause? Of course the price goes up, but any idea as to how much? Selwyn Austin, TX >And depending on where your community is located... (living on an >island can be helpful in this case) > >Another way is to just leave the keys in those vehicles that a person >or household is willing to share with others. Then talk to your >neighbors over dinner and share info about use limitations or >idiosyncrasies for these vehicle(s) (like how to get it started), and >poof, you have cheap car sharing. > >Insurance companies don't like these kinds of situations, of course. > >Chris > > >On Nov 8, 2005, at 4:56 AM, Dave and Diane wrote: > >>Hi Andrea, >>We will have a Zipcar on site. Zipcar is a car cooperative, and >>they own the vehicle and cover insurance, gas, and maintenance. We >>have what is called a "sponsored account." Details below. >> >>If you wanted to use the minivan as a community car I imagine you >>would have to form a trust or some other ownership entity to own, >>maintain and insure it. This could involve some set-up work, but I >>think it's a great idea. >> >>--Diane(:^] >_________________________________________________________________ >Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > __________ Selwyn Polit (512)926-7876 <mailto:selwyn [at] austintx.com>selwyn [at] austintx.com _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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