Illinois Lawmakers Eye Tougher Safety Standards For Uber, Lyft

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would hold rideshare companies to a stricter standard of care for their passengers.

Uber and Lyft are currently exempt from the so-called “common carrier” standard that applies to other forms of transportation like taxis, railroads and airlines. It means that entities moving travelers from point A to point B are held to a high standard of keeping those passengers safe from harm.

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