January 25, 2014 Sent via E-mail The Honorable Vonciel Jones Hill Chair, Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee, and Honorable Members of the Dallas City Council 1500 Marilla Street Dallas, Texas 75201 Dear Honorable Vonciel Jones Hill and Honorable Members of the Dallas City Council, Thank you for granting us the opportunity to participate at the council meeting on Tuesday night and to learn more about the diverse community that you serve. At Lyft, we provide a safe and innovative new ride-sharing service that consumers in Dallas and across the United States have grown to love and rely upon every day. We seek your support in enacting fair new permitting and safety measures for ride-sharing services like Lyft, providing consumers with the protections they deserve while encouraging innovative new businesses to remain in, and continue benefitting, Dallas. We propose that ride-sharing network companies perform the following safety checks and protocols:
: Each ride-sharing network company must maintain a commercial liability insurance policy providing not less than $1 million per-incident coverage for incidents involving a ride-sharing network vehicle and ride-sharing network operators while providing ride-sharing network services.
Criminal Background Check
: All potential ride-sharing network operators must pass a thorough criminal background check prior to providing any ride through the network. The criminal background check would be a national criminal background check including the national sex offender database. Any person who has been convicted, within the past seven years of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or who has been convicted at any time for fraud, sexual offenses, use of a motor vehicle to commit a felony, a crime involving property damage, and/or theft, acts of violence, or acts of terror would not be permitted to be a ride-sharing network operator.
Driving Record Check
: All potential ride-sharing network operators must pass a thorough driving history check prior to providing any ride through the network. Any person who has more than three moving violations in the three-year period prior to such check or a major violation in the three-year period prior to such check would not be permitted to be a ride-sharing network operator.
: All ride-sharing network vehicles must pass a 19-point vehicle inspection conducted by a ride-sharing network company before being used to provide ride-sharing network services.