Lawmakers in South Carolina pass ride-sharing bill after USC student’s death


Lawmakers in South Carolina have passed a ride share safety bill named after the USC student who was killed after getting into a vehicle she thought was her Uber.

The Samantha L. Josephson Ride-sharing Safety Act would require all ride-share vehicles to display illuminated signs.

Related: Police arrest suspect for murder and kidnapping of University of South Carolina student

The goal is to make it easier for riders to identify Uber and Lyft vehicles. The bill passed the South Carolina House 99 to 1.

It now moves to the state senate.

Related: Ride-share safety tips with Retired Police Chief Gary MacNamara

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