Motion that Bill 16, Traffic Safety Amendment Act, 2016, be amended in section 9 in the proposed section 129.4 by adding the following after clause (b):
(b.1) respecting requirements to be met by the owners of vehicles used to perform services for transportation network companies;
(b.2) respecting requirements to be met by drivers performing services for transportation network companies.
This amendment seeks to clarify that the drivers and the owners of vehicles operating within TNCs are being clearly defined within the legislation. By adding both drivers and owners, we’re covering the various forms of business models found in this industry. This will result in increased safety precautions being implemented for TNC drivers and operators. These individual regulations would be up to the individual municipalities in which these companies operate. We’re simply seeking to ensure protections for passengers and drivers in the event of an accident and just want to make sure that at the end of the day, you know, everybody is protected: the drivers, the passengers, whoever uses these services.