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New legislation potentially affects ride-share drivers

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Created: February 05, 2020 10:10 AM

NEW YORK (WHEC) — Mothers Against Drunk Driving joined with law enforcement officials: Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple and Chair of the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Traffic Safety Committee and former Sheriff John Whetsel, to partner with the Flexible Work for New York coalition to protect New Yorkers’ ability to maintain flexible work hours that fit their schedules and support their families.

Coalition members – including drivers for app-based ridesharing services – are urging New York State legislators to preserve these jobs, which keep drunk drivers off the road and save lives.

“Drivers for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have been instrumental in reducing drunk driving deaths, providing peace of mind to families across New York State who feel confident their loved ones will come home safely,” a spokesperson for Flexible Work for New York coalition, Christina Fisher said.

Since ridesharing launched, riders in every corner of New York State are able to push a button and get a safe ride home after a night out.


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