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Uber Pledges To Improve Driver Screenings In 2015 After Growing Safety Concerns

Taxi alternative Uber is responding to public concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions by promising to focus on rider safety.

12/17/2014

Taxicab drivers in San Francisco have been voicing their frustration with rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and sidecar with these bumper stickers. (CBS)

Anti-Rideshare Bumper Stickers Help San Francisco Taxi Drivers Voice Frustration

The decision to suspend pickup privileges of two drivers involved in last month’s taxi demonstration that blocked airport traffic isn’t improving the moods of cabbies as a holiday truce takes effect.

12/01/2014

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Growing Number Of Drivers Under Influence Of Marijuana Worrying Bay Area Traffic Officials

Cases of people driving with drugs in their system are on the rise in California, and state traffic safety officials said they are especially concerned about those who use marijuana, then get behind the wheel.

11/20/2014

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Facebook Shuttle Drivers Vote To Unionize

Drivers for a transportation service contracted to shuttle Facebook employees voted Wednesday to unionize, according to a statement from the service’s CEO.

11/19/2014

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Taxi Drivers Say SFO Is Making A Big Mistake By Allowing Lyft, Uber To Operate At Airport

Members of the San Francisco Airport Commission have approved a three-month trial period that will allow Lyft, Uber and Sidecar to operate at SFO International Airport, but cab drivers say it’s a big mistake.

10/21/2014

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Studies Find Hands-Free Systems Making Distracted Driving Problems Worse

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

10/07/2014

A Lyft car drives along Powell Street on June 12, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco, Los Angeles DA’s Warn Ride Service Companies Uber, Lyft, Sidecar To Halt ‘Illegal’ Practices

The district attorneys are warning the ride service companies about possible legal action if they don’t change their “illegal practices.”

09/25/2014

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Law Requiring Ridesharing Company Drivers To Carry Minimum-Level Insurance Passes

Drivers for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft must carry minimum levels of insurance under a new state law that will take effect next summer.

09/17/2014

Bicyclists rides their bikes down Market Street on Bike to Work Day May 13, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Law Requires California Drivers To Leave 3-Feet When Passing Bicyclists

A new law requiring California drivers to keep a buffer between cars and bicyclists goes into effect Tuesday.

09/15/2014

Intersection of Market and Castro Streets in San Francisco. (CBS)

Transportation Planners Consider Program To Keep Cars From Blocking San Francisco Intersections

The City of San Francisco is considering initiating a program called “Don’t Block the Box’” to get drivers to stop clogging up intersections as they leave during the afternoon commute or head to a Giants’ games.

09/15/2014

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