South Carolina Passes Ridesharing Safety Bill Prompted by College Student’s Murder

May 13, 2019

Legislators passed a ridesharing safety act that requires those services to display their license plate numbers on the front of their vehicles.

The bill requires ridesharing drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft to display their license tag numbers on a sign on the front of their vehicle.

The Samantha L. Josephson Ridesharing Safety Act also makes it a crime for a person to pose as a rideshare driver. The proposal was prompted by the death of Josephson, a University of South Carolina student who police said was killed after mistakenly entering the vehicle of a fake Uber driver.

The bill is intended to improve safety of ridesharing services and is now headed to the South Carolina governor’s desk.

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