Ridesharing companies don’t need government regulations to ensure safety

Ridesharing companies don’t need government regulations to ensure safety


It is no secret that private-sector businesses operate best when the government stays out of their lane and limits unnecessary bureaucratic overreach. That’s why it is especially troubling to see legislation such as Sami’s Law (the bill named for Samantha Josephson, who was killed after getting into what she thought was her rideshare vehicle) pass in the House of Representatives and head to the Senate.

As well-intentioned as Sami’s Law is, it is important to note that this type of legislation creates new regulations that are first-of-their-kind from the federal government. In fact, this is the first time that the Senate is considering regulating transportation network companies, also known as TNCs. Sensible conservative senators must realize that they cannot allow this type of burdensome legislation to become law. It goes against the deregulatory principles that the Trump administration stands for and sets a dangerous precedent for future legislation as well.

Although this bill passed the House earlier

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