Tag Archives: Rep. John D’Amico

Rep. D’Amico raises bar for ride-sharing drivers

State Rep. John D’Amico recently helped pass legislation to strengthen and expand driver application standards for Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing companies. The D’Amico-backed House Bill 4416 measure aims to refine background checks to ensure that prohibited drivers can’t be hired. Ride-sharing companies are not allowed to hire applicants who have had three moving violations in three years or one major violation, such as attempting to evade the police, in the past year. Drivers who have been convicted of driving under the influence or for committing fraud and other violent felonies in the past seven years also are disqualified.  

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MADD honors Rep. D’Amico

In recognition of his work to strengthen DUI laws, state Rep. John D’Amico received the Legislator of the Year Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization dedicated to saving lives and preventing drunk driving fatalities. “Too many innocent lives across the nation have been taken by the careless decisions of drunk drivers,” D’Amico says. “As a legislator, I want to make sure Illinois enforces measures to help keep our families safe on the road and from having to endure the pain of losing a loved one from reckless driving.” D’Amico partnered with the Secretary of State’s office to …

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