Readers seem fairly evenly split on how Kansas City should regulate “ride-hailing” services such as Uber and Lyft. Here are the results of our Monday Poll, an unscientific survey, based on nearly 700 responses.
1) The city must hold firm on policies intended to protect public safety, including requirements that drivers get a background check and business license, plus provide proof of a medical exam.
Strongly agree 39%
Strongly disagree 29%
2) Uber and similar businesses deserve a fair amount of freedom from a lot of city-proposed rules to keep their costs down and benefit passengers.
Strongly agree 47%
Strongly disagree 27%
3) The city’s proposed registration fee of up to $250 a year per driver is excessive for the mostly part-time workers who drive for Uber and similar services.
Strongly agree 50%
Strongly disagree 25%
4) Uber did not help its cause for exceptional treatment when it was found that many Uber drivers were disobeying existing rules put in place by the city and even the company itself.
Strongly agree 41%
Strongly disagree 24%