DC is going to start regulating Pedicabs. It sounds like it will involve mandatory seatbelt use and specify braking standards. Nothing about how to properly be tased (turn away from the pain, never towards it).
What is frustrating is that the DC Bicycle Advisory Committee is hearing about this the same way that everyone else is, despite having had a meeting just last week. This is exactly the kind of legislation they should be asked to advise on.
Gray says that this is "obviously an industry...that needs to be regulated as well," but it isn't actually that obvious. It may be obvious if you're a taxi driver who fears losing business to pedicabs, or you're a Mayor who received oodles of illegal cash from taxi drivers, but if you're concerned with safety and efficient movement, it isn't obvious. It may be true, but it isn't glaringly so.
Terry Bellamy, director of the District Department of Transportation, said pedicabs should followed [sic] the rules of the road, akin to motor vehicles and bicycles.
Wait. Should they follow the rules of the road, or should they drive like motor vehicles and bicycles? It can't be both.