The New Jersey Transportation Committee has proposed a bill that would establish state wide standards for all Uber/Lyft drivers.
The purpose of the bill is to impose standards and regulations including driver background checks and insurance coverage minimums. Drivers who have been convicted of various offences, including: sexual assault, DWI, reckless driving, certain drug charges, and homicide would be barred from employment as drivers from ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft.
Drivers would also have to ensure their vehicles passed inspection and would be forced to supply 6 years worth of records in the event the MVC/Division of Consumer Affairs chose to investigate
“The bill, co-sponsored by Assemblymen Joseph Lagana, D-Bergen, Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, John Wisniewski, D-Middlesex and Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce, R-Morris, now goes to the full assembly for a vote. ‘This is about creating statewide standards to eliminate confusion about how much insurance coverage is appropriate, who has jurisdiction over companies operations and what happens if there’s a dispute between a passenger and a driver,’ Wisniewski said in a statement.” – NJ.COM