Ride-sharing rule changes promoting safety OK’d by NC House

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New rules for drivers of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft operating in North Carolina have cleared the state House.

The bill approved unanimously on Thursday is considered a safety measure following the March death of a university student in South Carolina who police there say got into the car of an Uber driver impersonator.

The measure now heading to the Senate requires require drivers this fall to display license tag numbers at the front of their vehicles. By next year, they’ll have to 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. 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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