Illinois House Passes Bill Keeping Rideshare Services Responsible for Passenger Safety


Illinois House of Representatives passed law Earlier this week, if someone was injured or attacked while traveling, the rideshare service would be held responsible.

The law amends the existing Transit Network Providers Act and removes the provision that states that “transit networks” such as Uber and Lyft are not equivalent to taxi associations and therefore cannot be held liable in the event of an accident. will be

An amendment to the bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives by a vote of 73 to 36, but the bill faced opposition from Republicans in the House.

according to NBC series WAND, One House Democrat said rideshare drivers were fighting for the change, and said the bill would establish liability for the widely used service.

“This particular piece of legislation, which I consider very important, imposes a duty of care on big corporations that make millions of dollars from Lyft and Uber and people who drive their own cars at their own expense,” said Urbana Democrats. says Carol Ammons of she said.

According to WAND, Republican congressmen argued the change was unnecessary, while one Decatur Republican said the proposal attacked the free market, frequenting rideshare services and saying that drivers were passengers. said he believed he was taking good care of him.

“If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be doing what they’re doing,” said MP Dan Corkins. “They won’t be in business for long. And no one will welcome them. This is another attack on the free market.”

The action comes the same week the body of a 21-year-old woman who had been missing since January was found in Little Village. A woman named Rosa Chacon was last seen in an Uber vehicle not far from where her body was found.

The bill is now being sent to the Illinois Senate for further consideration. If the bill passes the Senate, the bill’s amendments will head to Governor Pritzker’s desk to sign into law.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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