Writing for the Reason Foundation on June 16, Jerry Brito
notes that the Virginia government’s response to Uber and Lyft is behind the times and a disservice to residents. It’s a warning Georgia should heed.
By Jerry Brito
Technological innovation sometimes makes laws obsolete.
Consider the “Red Flag Laws”
of the late 19th century, which required early automobiles traveling on roads to be preceded by a man on foot waving a red flag in order to warn others on horses of the vehicle’s approach.
Today, most states require cars traveling on roads to have a human driver at the wheel—a regulation that to our descendants will sound just as preposterous as flag-waving does to us.
Yet how do we get…