Ride-hailing platforms and drivers in China will be facing stricter regulations starting June 1, Xinhaunet reports.
China’s Ministry of Transport will be conducting quality assessments, as it does with taxi drivers, which will evaluate business management, and safety and social responsibility. The ministry is encouraging ride-hailing companies to conduct stricter driver reviews to help increase passenger safety.
The announcement comes following death of a passenger using Didi Chuxing’s carpooling feature earlier this month. The passenger was allegedly murdered by a man posing as a driver, which he was able to do by taking his father’s phone and logging into the driver app.
Did has since announced new safety features and protocols to ensure safety.