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336.See generally The Driver, My Uber Passengers Hates Uber Navigation,RIDESHAREDASHBOARD(Oct. 6, 2014), /10/06/uber-passengers-hates-uber-navigation/(discussingthatpassengersusually have a way they prefer the driver to take).See, e.g., Tamny,supranote 327.
2015]SHARING AND CARING465riders.337While taxi regulations were conceived to compensatefor specific market failures in the context of the commercialrelationship between a professional taxi-driver and a consumer,the fact that Uber brings anon-professional taxi-driver and aconsumer together for a ride should not exempt the companyfrom regulation.338The risks to safety of the rider are notnonexistent.339However,oldrulesdesignedforthetaxiindustrydonotfitUberanditspeers.Instead,modernregulations are required.340We come to the point where we start understanding thatwe need regulations that allow sharing and caring.341Can youshare and innovate by the book? You can, but first someone hasto write the book. In October 2014, the District of ColumbiaCouncil enacted a bill entitledVehicle for the InnovationAmendment Act of 2014,designed to regulate Lyft, Uber,Sidecar, and UberX-type services in the District.342Under thisbill, Uber drivers should, among other requirements, be at leasttwenty-one-years-old, have no criminal record, have adequateinsurance, and have their vehicles inspected on a yearly basis.This D.C. Bill might be the first page of this book.337.Jeff Bercovici,Ubers Ratings Terrorize Drivers And Trick Riders. WhyNot Fix Them?, FORBES(Aug. 14, 2014, 12:31 PM), /sites/jeffbercovici/2014/08/14/what-are-we-actually-rating-when-we-rate-other-people/.338.SeeEmily Badger,Why We Cant Figure Out How To Regulate Airbnb,WASH.POST(Apr.23,2014),/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/23/why-we-cant-figure-out-how-to-regulate-airbnb/(arguingthatdespitethestatusofUberandLyftdriversasquasi-professionalsrather thanstrictly commercial enterprises in the traditionalsense of a hotel or a taxi or a company,regulation is required at some level toprotect public safety);see alsoShapiro,supranote 271.339.See supraPart IV.B (discussing risks of the sharing economy as awhole, and in particular, for Uber and Lyft passengers).340.See id.(discussing that modern regulation needs to evolve with thesharing economy); Henn,supranote 1 (suggesting that governments will needto adapt to these new sharing economy practices, which do not fit traditionalregulatory frameworks);see also infraPart V.A (discussing difficulties andinconsistencies that result from applying traditional regulation to newersharing economy practices like Uber or Lyft).341.Cf.Part IV.B.342.Lori Aratani,D.C. Council Okays Bill to Legalize Lyft, Sidecar, UberX-typeServicesintheDistrict,WASH.POST(Oct.28,2014),ays-bill-to-legalize-lyft-sidecar-uberx-type-services-in-the-district/.
466MINN. J.L. SCI. & TECH.[Vol. 16:1V. SHARING BY THE BOOKThe sharing economy offers a number of advantages: lowerprices,343stronger communities,344

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