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Uber halts operations in Kansas, objecting to insurance requirements
Uber halts operations in Kansas, objecting to insurance requirements

Uber halted its service in Kansas on Tuesday afternoon after state legislators overrode the governor’s veto of a bill regulating on-demand transportation companies. The San Francisco ride-hailing company said the bill includes a provision that would make operating in the state untenable. Aside from more stringent background checks, the bill requires Uber drivers who have a lien on their vehicle to carry their own comprehensive collision insurance. Except for Utah, no other state that has legislation for transport network companies has such a provision. Uber did not specify why the provision was “a poison pill amendment,” but requiring drivers to carry more than...

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