DRIVERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DRIVERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Bus driver has seen it all from bikers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416415-82/bus-bikers-road-bike.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416415-82/bus-bikers-road-bike.html.csp">Letter: Bus driver has seen it all from bikers</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T12:16:33.328-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bicyclists should be as considerate as they want drivers to be to them. I drive a bus. We were told not to block the bikers’ lanes and give them at least three feet of clearance when passing. You know, a bus is pretty big. We do have to park, and we are limited where we can do that. It mostly has to be by the curb for pit stops or pausing to keep on schedule. Bikers need to realize and be aware. Because of traffic we often have nowhere to go to pull away from them. But here is the rub: they ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416415@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:16:33 MDT Here are five things that will make travel quicker, safer for cars, bikes, walkers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398131-79/cars-car-system-traffic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398131-79/cars-car-system-traffic.html.csp">Here are five things that will make travel quicker, safer for cars, bikes, walkers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:51:50.981-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system that brings high-tech automatic braking to the masses. These life- or time-saving technologies were being shown off last week at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit. Here are five smart things coming to your car in just ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583981312014-09-15T16:51:50.981-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:51:50.981-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398131@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:51:50 MDT Radar could help drivers avoid wildlife collisions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58415989-68/idaho-system-collisions-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58415989-68/idaho-system-collisions-drivers.html.csp">Radar could help drivers avoid wildlife collisions</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T10:28:02.479-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ketchum, Idaho • A company that makes radar technology used to protect military convoys says it can be adapted to help central Idaho drivers avoid collisions with deer and elk on State Highway 75. The Idaho Mountain Express reports (http://bit.ly/1pgINM1) that Sloan Security Technologies last week presented its idea to Blaine County officials and the Idaho Transportation Department. Company co-founder Brian Sloan says the mobile radar animal detection system alerts drivers with flashing lights w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584159892014-09-15T10:28:02.479-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T10:28:02.479-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415989@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:28:02 MDT San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58407199-79/drivers-san-diego-airport.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58407199-79/drivers-san-diego-airport.html.csp">San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLIOT SPAGAT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T14:00:02.453-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 02:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Diego • Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie — proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing. Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another cu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407199@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:00:02 MDT New service offers female drivers for NYC women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388482-79/service-drivers-york-female.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388482-79/service-drivers-york-female.html.csp">New service offers female drivers for NYC women</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T09:07:02.585-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Starting next week, women in New York City will be able to request a female driver through a new livery service. It’s called SheTaxis—SheRides. It starts Sept. 16. The New York Times says the drivers will wear hot pink pashmina scarves. The service will take requests for rides through an app. Potential riders will be asked if there is a woman in their party. If not, they’ll be automatically redirected to other car services. The app will be available only through Apple, but will eventu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583884822014-09-08T09:07:02.585-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T09:07:02.585-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388482@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:07:02 MDT Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364410-79/uber-taxi-court-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364410-79/uber-taxi-court-drivers.html.csp">Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T10:27:01.525-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app’s fight with taxi drivers worldwide. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said Tuesday the decision that Uber can’t offer its services without a specific permit under German transport laws applies nationwide. The injunction applies pending a full hearing of a suit brought against Uber by Taxi Deutschland, a German cab association that also offers its own taxi-ordering app. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583644102014-09-02T10:27:01.525-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T10:27:01.525-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364410@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:27:01 MDT Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364272-68/marijuana-drivers-states-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364272-68/marijuana-drivers-states-crash.html.csp">Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends. Beer, who was 17 in October 2012 when the crash occurred, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and was sentenced last week to 5 years to 15 years in prison. As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advoc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583642722014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364272@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:49:05 MDT Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp">Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:19:32.222-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compens...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361164@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:19:32 MDT Police plan for Taylorsville DUI checkpoint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361008-78/checkpoint-police-sept-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361008-78/checkpoint-police-sept-drivers.html.csp">Police plan for Taylorsville DUI checkpoint</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T20:27:06.43-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unified Police will be looking out for drunken drivers in Taylorsville later this month. The police plan to conduct a checkpoint to look for motorists driving under the influence the night of Sept. 19 at 4965 S. Redwood Road (1700 West), said Lt. Justin Hoyal. The checkpoint will last from 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to 2:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Hoyal said. “We are committed to making our roads safer” he added, and hope to do so by taking drunken drivers off the road. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361008@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:27:06 MDT NASCAR: Jeff Gordon says Tony Stewart can run strong at Atlanta http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355949-77/stewart-gordon-race-chase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355949-77/stewart-gordon-race-chase.html.csp">NASCAR: Jeff Gordon says Tony Stewart can run strong at Atlanta</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES ODUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:32.321-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hampton, Ga. • Jeff Gordon is expecting Tony Stewart to be a contender in his return to the track. Kevin Harvick will be on the pole but Stewart, who will start 12th, will be in the spotlight in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart is competing for the first time since the sprint car he was driving struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. in an Aug. 9 race at a dirt track in upstate New York. Gordon was impressed when Stewart ran close to 190 mph...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583559492014-08-30T23:43:32.321-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T23:43:32.321-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355949@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:32 MDT Mercedes disciplines Rosberg over Spa collision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351738-77/rosberg-hamilton-team-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351738-77/rosberg-hamilton-team-drivers.html.csp">Mercedes disciplines Rosberg over Spa collision</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE DOUGLAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:27:26.14-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nico Rosberg was disciplined by Mercedes on Friday after accepting responsibility for a collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton at last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix that deepened the rift between the two rivals for the drivers’ title. The tension between the Mercedes pair ratcheted up Sunday when Hamilton claimed Rosberg had admitted to deliberately driving into him on the second lap of the race at Spa. The crash effectively ended Hamilton’s hopes of victory — he sustained a puncture to his tire ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517382014-08-29T23:27:26.14-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T23:27:26.14-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351738@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:26 MDT Letter: Road fatality markers are stark reminder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352926-82/driving-markers-fatalities-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352926-82/driving-markers-fatalities-highway.html.csp">Letter: Road fatality markers are stark reminder</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T21:55:48.162-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The goal for reaching zero fatalities on our highways is falling short. Carlos Braceras, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, said highway fatalities are up 25 percent since Memorial Day weekend. One cause for this increase is motorists not wearing seat belts. Drowsy driving, distracted driving and speeding all contribute to highway fatalities. Driving on flat, fast highways leads to lethargy, boredom and inattention. These problems are addressed in other states by allowi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352926@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:55:48 MDT Increased Idaho speed limits lead to more tickets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347430-68/idaho-speed-mph-increased.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347430-68/idaho-speed-mph-increased.html.csp">Increased Idaho speed limits lead to more tickets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:37:01.797-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • Idaho State Police say troopers have handed out more speeding tickets on interstates where speed limits have increased to 80 mph compared to the same time period last year. The agency tells the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1AXmt2b) in a story on Thursday that some drivers appear to think the new 80 mph speed limit means they can drive 90 mph. But agency spokeswoman Teresa Baker says troopers aren’t giving a break on speeding tickets to anyone going over 80 mph. Speed limits on r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583474302014-08-28T10:37:01.797-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:37:01.797-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347430@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:37:01 MDT Holiday weekend DUI crackdown targets S. Salt Lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58346574-78/lake-salt-dui-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58346574-78/lake-salt-dui-south.html.csp">Holiday weekend DUI crackdown targets S. Salt Lake</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:52:52.518-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Drive drunk, high or both in South Salt Lake this Labor Day weekend and it could be off to jail for you. Rob Timmerman, director of the local Coalition for Drug Free Youth, says his organization is teaming up with SSLPD as a sponsor of this holiday’s Drug and Alcohol DUI Saturation Patrol. The city will beef up its police patrols from Saturday evening into Sunday morning specifically to hunt for impaired drivers. Timmerman said a 2010 survey of drinkers in Salt Lake County confirmed that when ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58346574@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:52:52 MDT Letter: Cyclists, motorists both need to clean up act http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343123-82/cyclists-motorists-absorbed-behavior.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343123-82/cyclists-motorists-absorbed-behavior.html.csp">Letter: Cyclists, motorists both need to clean up act</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.432-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am tired of all these letters regarding inconsiderate and self-absorbed cyclists and motorists. Not a day goes by where I do not see a cyclist and/or driver exhibiting poor behavior on the road. I have seen more than my fair share of both cyclists and motorists blowing stops signs, not staying in their lane, failure to yield, etc, etc. — all of which have damn near hit me while on my bike or in my car. The vast majority of cyclists and motorists need a serious dose of driving school 101. I am ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343123@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT Salt Lake City drivers now officially worse than average http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339148-90/accident-allstate-average-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339148-90/accident-allstate-average-drivers.html.csp">Salt Lake City drivers now officially worse than average</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:47:40.257-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It may not be news to motorists who battle traffic every day, but Salt Lake City drivers are now officially worse than average. That’s according to the annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report released Tuesday. Last year, Salt Lake City drivers matched the national average of a typical driver having an accident once about every 10 years. But the new report says Salt Lakers now average an accident every 9.7 years — or 3.4 percent more frequently than average. Salt Lake City still ranks No. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339148@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:47:40 MDT Johnson hoping to end skid before Chase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304120-77/johnson-chase-cup-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304120-77/johnson-chase-cup-drivers.html.csp">Johnson hoping to end skid before Chase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NOAH TRISTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:01:42.477-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brooklyn, Mich. • The finishes seem implausible, especially because they’ve come in succession — 42nd place at Daytona, 42nd at New Hampshire, a brief improvement to 14th at the Brickyard, followed by a dip to 39th at Pocono and 28th at Watkins Glen. This is Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR’s six-time Sprint Cup champion? “It has been a very challenging year,” Johnson said. “We started off without the speed that we wanted. We got the speed back and then the luck left. So, we choose to look at it as we’re ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583041202014-08-16T23:01:42.477-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-16T23:01:42.477-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304120@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:01:42 MDT Letter: Rideshare drivers should meet taxi standards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293987-82/drivers-lake-rideshare-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293987-82/drivers-lake-rideshare-salt.html.csp">Letter: Rideshare drivers should meet taxi standards</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T17:30:57.569-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are three serious problems with ridesharing which were not addressed in your editorial Saturday (“Salt Lake should accept Uber and Lyft,” Aug. 9). As noted in your Friday article, rideshare drivers are “generally only driving a few hours a week” and “have the option not to pick up anyone, or to end a ride anytime ….” Across the country, taxicabs generally operate pursuant to Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity. Under Salt Lake City Ordinances, taxicab companies are required 24...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293987@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:30:57 MDT Salt Lake City seeks to legalize commercial rideshares like Lyft, Uber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292615-90/companies-council-drivers-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292615-90/companies-council-drivers-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake City seeks to legalize commercial rideshares like Lyft, Uber</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:34:25.646-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The future is here and so the law must change. That’s the sentiment at City Hall as Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and the City Council wrestle with legalizing so-called transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft. Presently, Salt Lake City police are issuing $6,500 tickets — after three warnings — to Uber and Lyft drivers because they do not have commercial licenses that require adherence to city laws regarding such things as passenger safety, service standards and insurance. Alt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292615@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:34:25 MDT Berlin taxi drivers hail city’s Uber ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296758-68/berlin-uber-taxi-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296758-68/berlin-uber-taxi-drivers.html.csp">Berlin taxi drivers hail city’s Uber ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK JORDANS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T07:46:43.496-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 07:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns. In a decree Wednesday, Berlin authorities said they wouldn’t tolerate Uber putting customers at risk by allowing them to ride in cars that hadn’t been checked, and with drivers who weren’t vetted or properly insured. The argument echoes that of established cab companies who claim Uber’s app-based services, which offer limousines and p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967582014-08-15T07:46:43.496-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T07:46:43.496-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296758@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:46:43 MDT