Daytona Beach passes new pedicab regulations

Pedicab drivers now required to pass criminal background checks

DAYTONA BEACH - City leaders in Daytona Beach have given the green light to new rules for pedicab drivers, but they do not go as far as some had hoped.

Wednesday night, commissioners approved an ordinance requiring drivers to have annual criminal background checks and follow a strict dress code. However, commissioners dropped a plan that would also have those drivers drug tested.

All of this came after a woman says she was raped by a pedicab driver after the Daytona 500 earlier this year.   

That driver though maintains the allegations against him are not true.

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