Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Uber is back in Kansas

Last week, the Kansas Legislature voted to bring the ride-hailing company, Uber back to the state by limiting the regulations concerning vehicle insurance and background checks.

Uber started in San Francisco in 2009 and has spread over the country.  It first began operating in Kansas in April. However, the company was forced to leave Kansas earlier this month after the Legislature overrode Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a bill that would have required drivers for ride-hailing services to obtain comprehensive and collision insurance and to undergo background checks conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

The new bill requires drivers with liens on their cars to carry comprehensive and collision insurance under Kansas law.  While KBI background checks are no longer required, the new legislation does prohibit Uber from hiring drivers who've been convicted of a felony or who are listed on a national or state sex offenders list.

Don't know much about Uber?  Click on the video below to learn more.

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1 comment:

  1. Uber runs a scam on their drivers by letting the passengers rate the ride after each trip which is held against the drivers