July 29, 2020

Correa Votes To Protect Travelers and Improve Ride Share Safety

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) voted to support new legislation to increases the safety of travelers while using rideshare services. H.R. 4686 – Sami’s Law requires ride-share drivers to display scannable technology to provide an added layer of security for travelers. 

Rep. Correa said, “Ride-sharing services are common and convenient tools for travelers and commuters. Unfortunately, they are also susceptible to unscrupulous individuals looking to prey on unexpecting patrons. Sami’s law enacts a small, commonsense change that will help protect our safety and peace of mind while using ride-share services.”

Background: H.R. 4686 – Sami’s Law would require ridesharing company drivers to prominently display lighted signs and a scannable QR code as a safety regulation in light of issues tied to the ride-sharing service. The bill would criminalize the misrepresentation of being a driver of a ride-sharing service nation-wide. The bill was named for a South Carolina college student named Samantha Josephson who became one of the victims who used the service, but went into an imposter vehicle and was killed by the driver.


Rep. Lou Correa represents California’s 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and as the Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more here.