Ride-Sharing Rule Changes Promoting Safety OK'd By NC House

Ride-Sharing Rule Changes Promoting Safety OK'd By NC House

10:07am Jun 28, 2019
(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

New rules for drivers of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft operating in North Carolina have cleared the state House.

The bill, which was approved unanimously on Thursday, is considered a safety measure following the March death of a university student in South Carolina. Police there say the student got into the car of someone impersonating an Uber driver.

The measure now heading to the Senate requires drivers this fall to display license tag numbers at the front of their vehicles. Starting next year, they'll also have to display their company's logo so it can be clearly seen day and night.

Impersonating a ride-sharing driver would be a felony under the bill.  There would also be $500,000 set aside for colleges and universities to create student education campaigns about using these transportation options safely.

 

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