Effect Of Carpooling On Insurance

Can I charge the tech park people travelling with me in my car to office? And how will my insurance claim affect in case of any accident? If I should not take money, can I take gifts?
Posted 6 months ago  | 
Civil Litigation,General Legal,Insurance
Civil Litigation General Legal Insurance

1 Answer(s)

Prateek Kumar
Advocate

No, you cannot charge people carpooling with you but you can share the cost of the trip with the co travelers. One cannot obtain any hire or reward or make profit in any form from carpooling.

In order to charge your co-travelers you need to convert your car into commercial vehicle and after conversion you will have to apply for commercial insurance. Taking charges or gifts from people carpooling without converting to a commercial vehicle is iillegal.