Legislation was introduced in the Saskatchewan Legislature Thursday, that will open the doors for “ridesharing” programs like Uber to open business in the province.
These services provide a vehicle and driver for pre-arranged transportation through a digital platform or app.
In there news release the province also pointed out the following points considered notable.
Other notable items in the legislation include:
• The ridesharing company must file written evidence of a motor vehicle liability insurance policy with a minimum limit of $1 million.
• The company must insure every vehicle used to provide service under The Automobile Accident Insurance Act.
• Municipalities continue to be able to make bylaws that also govern ridesharing companies in their town or city.
• Mandatory criminal record checks for all drivers (rideshare, limousines and taxis).
• A prescribed driver’s licence class which will apply to ridesharing company drivers, taxis and limousines.