- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved new regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, including where identifying logos should go and stricter vehicle inspections.

The San Francisco Examiner reports (https://bit.ly/1Sx3EMR ) that the companies will now need to open their books to the utilities commission to show proof of liability insurance, criminal background check information, driver’s licenses and vehicle inspection records.

But the commission on Thursday did not decide whether to allow drivers to operate short-term leased vehicles while giving rides for Lyft and Uber. That vote was postponed.

The new rules now require drivers to sport logos such as Lyft’s pink mustache and Uber’s ‘U’ sticker on both the backs and fronts of vehicles.

Both companies are based in San Francisco.

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Information from: The San Francisco Examiner, https://www.sfexaminer.com


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