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Laws needed to protect state from unregulated taxi operations

By STEPHEN C. WEBB Paducah

EDITOR:

A TNC is a Transportation Network Company, a phone application in which you download an application, spend four hours of training and, with a smartphone and a motor vehicle, you are now an illegal taxicab operating a non-insured livery service.

These companies have sprung up in larger cities and now they are in Louisville. They are targeting younger college-age people to be drivers for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and the newest company Hitch.

The promise of $25 to $35 per hour in the pop-up ads on Facebook inflate earnings, not to mention that a person's personal auto insurance can be canceled if they find out you are using your personal car for commercial purposes.

The bottom line is that when these companies start hiring inexperienced drivers throughout Kentucky and they are involved in accidents, you and I will be paying higher rates.

Write your lawmaker now and have the General Assembly at the next meeting pass laws that require these companies to be licensed, insured, and have background checks on drivers and safety checks of vehicles before they can operate in the Bluegrass State.

STEPHEN C. WEBB

Paducah

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