San Antonio’s Ridesharing Rules Include Commercial Insurance Requirement

December 16, 2014

San Antonio has become the latest Texas city to approve rules for regulating ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber.

The San Antonio City Council approved regulations that require commercial insurance, fingerprint background checks for drivers and inspections for vehicles.

The rules take effect March 1.

The Dallas City Council has also updated a transportation ordinance so ridesharing companies must have insurance.

Lyft and Uber drivers in Dallas must also have an operating permit, a valid driver’s license, limited traffic violations and undergo background checks. All vehicles also must pass inspection.

The Dallas rules take effect April 30.

A spokeswoman for Uber says the company already provides insurance coverage and conducts background checks.

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