City councils have a lot of power to say what can and cannot happen within city limits, and we are beginning to see what this type of local control could look like in Los Angeles, CA. RSG senior contributor Sergio Avedian outlines the latest proposal from the LA City Council to regulate rideshare drivers.
Safety of passengers as well as drivers comes up every time either a passenger or a driver gets killed. Unfortunately, Uber and Lyft have not been able to come up with a concrete solution to this problem. Granted, it is a very difficult task to achieve considering the sheer scale of rideshare industry these days. Close to 10 million rides take place on a daily basis on both platforms. Guaranteeing safety 10 million times is likely impossible – but local governments want to see if they can help.