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  • A city in New Jersey is poised to become the first in the state to require illuminated and identifiable signage for all rideshare vehicles[hhmc]

  • Jersey City mayor announced Friday the proposed ordinance that would require the signs to be displayed on dashboards or windshields [hhmc]

  • The measure comes in the wake of death of New Jersey native, Samantha Josephson, who was killed after mistakenly entering the wrong car[hhmc]

A city in New Jersey is poised to become the first in the state to require illuminated and identifiable signage for all rideshare vehicles.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced Friday a proposed ordinance requiring all ride-share vehicles operating within the city to have illuminated signs clearly displayed on the dashboard or windshield.

The measure comes in the wake of death of New Jersey native, Samantha Josephson, who was killed in South Carolina after she mistakenly entered a car that was not the Uber she had requested.

“These unfortunate tragedies bring to light the work that can be done on an administrative level to help keep people safe,” Fulop said in a statement.

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Currently, there are no regulations or laws in New Jersey governing or requiring ride-share vehicles to have identifying signage.

Jersey City will be the first in the state to require signs that identify the ride-share vehicle while the driver is active on the Transportation Network Companys digital platform or providing service within the borders of the city.

“Until now, ride-share regulations have come from the state. Were taking charge of this issue locally, instead of waiting for others to act,” Fulop said. “Were modeling our ordinance off of South Carolinas upcoming legislation. The idea is that the signs will be provided by the companies, and returned wheRead More – Source

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