New Jersey Enacts Ride-share Safety Legislation
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy last week signed a law requiring ride-share (TNCs) vehicles to display more identifying information. The law came after the murder of a woman who got into a vehicle she believed to be an Uber.
Sami’s Law requires TNC vehicles to:
- Display two identifying markers in their vehicles’ front and rear windows.
- Display the driver’s name, photo, and license plate numbers in two side windows.
- Display a barcode passengers can scan to verify the identity of the vehicle and driver before entering the vehicle.
Opponents of the law said it didn’t do enough to protect blind passengers. Supporters say they hope it will become a federal mandate. Read the whole story here.