Gov. Cooper Signs “Passenger Protection Act” Into Law

CHARLOTTE, NC — On Friday, Governor Roy Cooper signed HB 391, now known as the “Passenger Protection Act,” into law.

The law, which is aimed at increasing rideshare customer safety, amends various transportation network company (TNC) laws already in effect and creates new criminal offenses relating to the drivers.

The newly signed bill now, in part, will require drivers for TNC companies to have their vehicles inspected annually, display license plate numbers in an area clearly visible from the front of the vehicle, and display “consistent and distinctive” signage or emblems of the company’s logo at all times while active.

The law also sets new guidelines for various offenses that include failure on the part of the TNC driver to display license plate information and the impersonation of a TNC company driver.

You can read all of the laws new requirements, guidelines and more by clicking this link: HB391 Passenger Protection Act