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Toronto updates transportation bylaw to improve safety and accessibility of taxis, limos and Uber, Lyft, and Facedrive rideshare companies.
Jan 03, 2020 - EightSix Staff
As of January 1, 2020, Toronto rideshare and taxi and limo drivers are now subject to new regulations that introduce mandatory driver training and impose a 3 year minimum driving experience threshold before they can hit the streets.
Other public safety and consumer protection regulations introduced by the enhanced Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw include:
- Drivers are now required to attach “Watch for Bike” notices to their vehicles
- All handheld devices must be securely attached to vehicle interiors
- If cameras are being used to record passengers, drivers will have to display notices to their passengers
- Drivers not providing wheelchair accessible service will now be subject to a regulatory charge. The funds of the new Accessibility Fund Program will be disbursed to wheelchair-accessible drivers to help offset the higher cost of providing wheelchair accessible service.
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