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Colorado passes laws regulating Uber, other rides-on-demand services
Colorado passes laws regulating Uber, other rides-on-demand services

Colorado this week became the first state to regulate smartphone rides-on-demand businesses such as Uber. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday measures that mandate drivers pass background checks, vehicles be inspected by mechanics and ride companies carry $1 million in liability insurance. Hickenlooper spokesman Eric Brown had no comment on the new measures.  Companies that enable the public to hail rides from drivers via smartphone apps have become a popular choice, competing with taxis and limousines. The business as a whole, however, has come under scrutiny. Traditional transportation companies, which are heavily regulated, have criticized the rides-on-demand...

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