WHITE PLAINS - With ride-hailing set to go live statewide Thursday, a wrench has been thrown into Westchester County's rush to opt out of statewide regulations. County officials believed they could reject rules hashed out by the state Department of Motor Vehicles that govern companies like Uber and Lyft in favor of their own that they say would boost safety, especially by requiring fingerprint background checks. But the law passed by the state prevents county-level ride-hailing laws.
Noticing more cars on the road? It isn't just you. The American Automobile Association says there really are more vehicles traversing the roads, not only in the Lower Hudson Valley, but across the New York metropolitan area. In 2016, there were 4,886 more cars registered in Westchester than the year prior and 1,632 more in Rockland, a trend that was also seen in New York City and on Long Island according to numbers provided by AAA.
Westchester County appears poised to pull out of the state's ride-hailing program, even as industry giant Uber threatens to pull out of the county completely. Should the county Board of Legislators vote at a special meeting Wednesday to opt out of state regulations allowing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate statewide, Uber NY Senior Policy Manager Josh Gold said they would shut the app off entirely.
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