Ride Safe for Wisconsin, Safer Roads, Elimination of the sexual assault epidemic, fair pay and Fair housing for ALL

Before we present this prepared legislative proposal for newly elected Governor Tony Evers, Ride Safe must also address a very serious issue with housing rights which our non-profit has taken to task.

The mobile home park management company Lakeshore Management , has in recent years begun a process of buying up mobile home parks in the US and running them as slums.

One such mobile home park is OakPark Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Abandoned mobile homes left through out the park rotting for years.

Unsafe trailers offered for sale to the public.

Original archive of trailer sale:

slumforsaleinoakparkterracebylakeshoure

 

Low lighting conditions due to lack of proper street lighting leading to crime and difficulty for responding law enforcement.

Deficient power and water utilities (which are the responsibility of Lakeshore management to maintain) that have not been updated to code or serviced in decades.

Dirty water.

 

Residents of Oakpark Terrace, a Lakeshore mobile home park in Madison Wisconsin have recently been presented new lease terms which are fraudulent in nature and an additional rent increase of $20 a month on top of the same increases each year since 2013.

Some residents pay as much as $700 a month for the same properties and conditions while others pay as little as $603

Lakeshore Management has threatened residents with fines and legal action for organizing and communicating with each other.

Lakeshore Management has also informed residents that they have no constitutional rights.

Recent Letters sent to Oakpark Residents from Lakeshore Management:

LT J. La Plante 1.5.19 

The above letter is to me (Justin La Plante). 

I have been trying to organize residents, let them know of their rights and inform residents of unfair practices by Lakeshore management.

I am a resident of Oakpark Terrace as well.

LT Residents 1.4.19 general

This is the letter Lakeshore Management sent to my fellow residents.

 

In Ride Safe’s efforts to create safer roads, we have taken up many other community service efforts as well.

While we continue to petition for our own efforts, we can not ignore the needs of our communities.

Please urge your elected officials to also consider fair housing as well as safer roads.

If you would like to help the residents of Oakpark terrace, please reach out to the city council of Madison Wisconsin: allalders@cityofmadison.com or the Administrator of ride safe: Justin@ridesafeworld.com

 

THANK YOU for taking the time to review this issue.

 

The transportation industry and the public now have a chance to reverse the damages caused by Rideshare Legislation in Wisconsin.

 

This workshop is a publicly available online resource where YOU can contribute to drafting a new legislative proposal for Wisconsin which will be presented to the Ever’s administration by Ride Safe.

 

Resources:

Submit your suggestions and proposals in email to:

Justin@ridesafeworld.com

 

Current outline of proposal

Ride Safe presentation for transition team

Governor Tony Evers & LT Governor Mandela Barnes administration

 

1- Causes, Effects and damages

Primary Causes:

A- Wisconsin state rideshare deregulations  AB143 – SB602 2014/2015 session of WI legislature.

These laws created loopholes for rideshare companies that allow uninsured operations while not requiring fingerprint background checks on drivers.

Subsiquently lien holders (lease/warranty/service plan) and the driver’s personal auto insurance provider are often defrauded as the law does not yet require personal insurance or lien holders (lease, warranty, service plan) to be advised of commercial use of the vehicle.

This failure in regulation defrauds the customer and endangers the public.

This failure in regulation defrauds any future auto buyers who may purchase a vehicle previously used as a Rideshare (TNC)

B- Rideshare TNC (Uber & Lyft) Driver and customer contracting defraud the driver and customer while establishing fraudulent business practices which impact drivers, customers and the general public.

Effects:

-Uninsured operations

-Private insurance inflation

-Commercial insurance inflation

-Uninsured incidentals

-Increase in crime rate among commercial carriers

-Epidemic of sexual assaults

-Vetted and insured carriers (Taxi, Limo, Bus) forced to compete with unvetted and uninsured carriers (Uber & Lyft)

-State regulator (DSPS) aiding/abetting fraud for rideshares

-Resale, warranty, leasing and insurance fraud

-Corruption of legal Taxi operators to also commit fraud in unregulated market in order to compete with unregulated carriers.

-Drivers defrauded and forced into fraudulent contracting/party to fraud

Negative Effects of attempted deregulation of Taxis to compete with Rideshares:

In October of 2017 the El Paso Texas city council passed a municipal deregulation which is nearly identical to the proposed AB918 from the Wisconsin legislature session of 2017.

Notes/Sources/Links:

Evidence:

Vin Reports

*Numerous VIN reports found on Rideshare vehicles reported that are NOT listed with DMV or Carfax as having been operated commercially.

Open records on plates

*Open plate records found on Rideshare (TNC) vehicles without commercial listing on registration with DMV and criminal records found for drivers that are in excess of allowable limits for other commercial transportation drivers operators.

Video of uninsured operations, traffic violations and rideshare drivers accepting illegal cash ride requests.

Binnings letter

*letter from attorney ‘Binnings’ representing Uber through a third party company.  This letter openly states that Uber does not properly inform drivers of liabilities and defrauds customers.

DSPS complaint submissions and response

*Complaint submitted to DSPS by ride safe in 2016 containing numerous violations by Rideshare TNC drivers with Uber and Lyft in the state of Wisconsin.

This complaint was submitted to WI state Legislature in materials for hearing in AB 918.

Response from Uber was the Binnings letter.  DSPS dismissed the complaint after FIVE MONTHS of review and no address of the issues.

John Jayne, Falsified uber account established with falsified insurance and state vehicle registration

*Ride Safe was able to register a man on the Uber app with falsified documents including false state DMV registration and Insurance documents.

This man was approved to drive for Uber with these falsified documents.

Video of testing falsified Uber driver on Uber app.

Reported incidents and Litigation over uninsured wrecks and assaults in Wisconsin

Under age customers using gift cards to purchase rides

Numerous user information hacks and data breaches.

 

2- Uniform code of commercial transportation

A need for commercial transportation providers to operate and abide by a uniform code of ethics and operational guidelines to prevent fraud, discrimination and unsafe operations.

Articles:

  1. The public has the right to liberty from direct and incidental damages of commercial transportation in any form.

*The operations of rideshare companies generate a significant system of incidental welfare at the expense of rideshare drivers, customers and the general public. Uninsured operations cost the public and inflate insurance costs. No company should have the right to force incidental cost on the public.

  1. The customer has the right to liberty from fraud, direct and incidental damages of commercial transportation in any form and compensation for damages.

*A service or product sold can not force waivers of liability onto the customer or driver which involve them in uninsured operations and fraud either willingly or unknowingly. Such arrangements for services rendered or products sold create a continuous cost to the public in incidental harm and a ride in crime.

  1. The driver or pilot must only operate a safe medium of transportation (vehicle or craft) that is insured at all times for commercial transportation.

*’Period 1, 2 & 3’ coverage schemes created by rideshare companies coupled with fraudulent contracting terms, surplus line insurance schemes and third party liability contracting defraud the customer and endanger the general public.

  1. The medium if transportation (vehicle or craft) must carry a clear and individually numbered exterior marking that can be read clearly.

The epidemic increase of fraud and crime committed by the drivers of unmarked commercial transportation providers creates a significant issue for customer and public safety.

 

Legislative proposals:

Mandates not currently in state regulation of Rideshare businesses.

_Communication from all drivers to their own insurance provider, DMV, lien holders of commercial use of vehicle.

_No contractual agreements that would eliminate or abridge insurance coverage or proper driver vetting.

_Clear individually numbered Vehicle marking on vehicle exterior

_Law enforcement compliance with LIVE phone response

_public phone number for complaint response/emergency requests

_Fingerprint background checks on ALL drivers

_Submitted document compliance with DMV/DOT and state assigned regulator

 

Contributors:

Prepared by Ride Safe International Inc, 501c3 Non-profit

Justin La Plante

Sean Stultz

Julie Arnoldi

Jason Richard

 

Related sources:

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/sb182

 

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/ab918

 

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