Not so long ago, it seemed all you needed to start driving for Uber or Lyft was a vehicle and a smartphone, but those days are over. Now, some cities have very strict requirements for rideshare drivers, and not being aware of these regulations could cost you. Today, senior RSG contributor Jon Knope covers which cities have extra requirements for rideshare drivers. Noticed something we missed? Please share in the comments!
I used to joke that all you need in order to drive with Uber is a smart phone and a pulse. But the “wild west” days of rideshare are drawing to a close. Increasingly, drivers and their cars must meet additional requirements in order to drive for Uber and Lyft.
In the early days, there were few rules and no regulations (or, rather, there were rules and regulations – but Uber ignored them all!) Now, local legislatures all over the country are starting to impose additional requirements – from more extensive background checks to special insurance and license requirements. Here’s a comprehensive list of states and cities that will require you to go the extra mile before you even hit the road.