Originally Posted by twoNeurons
The province said they're phasing out Class 4 licenses, I believe.
I heard that about 1 hour after I had written the previous post (11pm news)
Which is strange, since there are two versions of the license, one for up to 25-seat vehicles and one for up to 10. The thing that makes it hard to get has nothing to do with the license.
So if Uber/Lyft and whomever else wishes to try their hand at this can use only a regular Class 5 license, we are in for serious trouble as you need to look no further than the mess winter made.
There needs to be some kind of endorsement or something that says "Yes this driver knows not to be a moron and will not drive in bad weather, will fully maintain their vehicle (including proper seasonal tires,) and have a vehicle DVR installed and operational at all times while strangers are in the vehicle"
Because right now, simply allowing anyone to be an Uber car to drive in snow is going to result in a lot of collateral damage.
I want to see Ride hailing, because that allows people to live in less desirable transit-deficient areas and not be screwed by hourly bus schedules.