California becomes first state in nation to regulate ride-sharing – Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Chronicle California becomes first state in nation to regulate ride-sharing Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — California regulators have approved the nation’s and state’s first rules for fast-growing ride-sharing companies that connect…

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

As I have discussed in prior posts, ride-sharing is a good idea in concept but, consumers need to have some protection in the event of a car accident or injury claim involving a ride-share driver.  California has decided to take the forefront on this issue and be the first state in the nation to regulate ride-sharing companies like Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar.  The regulations require these companies to do the following:

  1. Potential drivers must be subjected to a criminal background check and receive driver training
  2. There is a “zero tolerance” policy for alcohol or drug use on the part of any ride share driver; and
  3. The Ride Share companies must carry a minimum of $1 Million in liability insurance coverage.

See on www.latimes.com

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