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Columbia Mayor to propose more requirements for ride-sharing in city limits

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says he fully supports the recommendations the parents of slain UofSC student Samantha Josephson are now pushing for. Columbia police say Samantha was kidnapped and killed after she got into a car in Five Points she mistook for a Uber. Samantha’s parents, Seymour and Marci Josephson say they are happy with legislation…

Lyft announces 2 new safety measures, in response to Samantha Josephson’s death

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – In response to Samantha Josephson’s death, the ride share service, Lyft has announced two new safety measures. Those are continuous criminal background checks which they say will provide Lyft with daily monitoring of its active drivers and immediate notification of any disqualifying criminal convictions. In addition, they are introducing what they call enhanced identity verification which…