App-based rideshare services have significantly reduced DUIs and are keeping the public safer. According to studies by the University of California at Davis and Moll Law Group, DUI arrests decreased by 32 percent in San Diego, 28 percent in San Jose, 26 percent in Sacramento and 14 percent in both Los Angeles and the San Francisco-Oakland region in the two years after ride sharing began in each of these areas.
Proposition 22 would implement new safety measures to protect app-based drivers, customers and the general public.
- Continuous background checks of drivers.
- “Zero tolerance” policy that mandates prompt suspension of drivers – until further investigated - reasonably suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Requires app-based companies to provide law enforcement a 24/7 method to aid in investigations related to emergency situations and critical incidents.
- Prohibits drivers from utilizing a rideshare platform if ever convicted of any violent felony, serious felony or any hate crime
- Requires app-based drivers to undergo mandatory safety training.
- Institutes a cap on driver hours in order to prevent sleepy or distracted driving.
Prop 22 endorsed by:
- More than 75,000 app-based drivers
- California State Sheriffs Association
- California Peace Officers’ Association
- California Police Chiefs Association
- Crime Victims United of California
- NAACP California
- Black Women Organized for Political Action
- More than 50+ groups