Driver Announcements

Important changes to driving in New Jersey

January 24 / New York

In June 2019, New Jersey passed Sami’s Law, which requires Transportation Network Company vehicles starting trips in New Jersey to display a placard on both rear passenger windows. Drivers providing trips starting in New Jersey must meet new state requirements effective March 20, 2020.

These requirements are:

1) Placing trade dress on the front and rear windows,
2) Displaying a driver placard on the left and right rear passenger windows,
3) Displaying a unique QR Code on the left and right rear passenger windows.

By law, drivers can lose access to Uber permanently if they do not display the placards or if the information displayed is inaccurate. Additionally, drivers who fail to display the placards are subject to a $250 fine by the state.

By law, drivers are responsible for printing 2 copies of the placard and adhering one to the left rear passenger window and one to the right rear passenger window. Drivers requiring additional assistance may visit a Greenlight Hub.

Questions drivers might have:

Q: What is the new law and what happens if I do not comply with it?
A: If you repeatedly fail to meet any of the above requirements, by law, you will permanently lose access to the app. You can also be fined $250 by the state.

Q: What is a QR Code?
A: A QR code is a scannable image that contains information. In this case, it contains information about the driver and the vehicle. When you get a trip request, the rider may opt to scan the QR code upon entering the vehicle to verify vehicle and driver information for the trip.

Q: What information does the QR code share?
A: The QR code uses the vehicle information associated with the driver’s account to verify the driver and vehicle information for a rider’s trip. Riders will not have access to the driver’s personal information or vehicle information from the QR code itself. If scanned by a non-Uber user, or the incorrect Uber user, he/she will receive an error message.

Q: What if I lose my placard?
A: If you lose or damage your QR code, you are responsible by law for printing new copies. You may go to a Greenlight Hub, where you can get assistance with printing on-site. You may also pick up transparent sleeves to adhere the placard to your rear passenger windows at the Greenlight Hub.

Q: My information on the placard is incorrect. How do I change it?
A: If you notice the information is incorrect, please re-upload your vehicle documents, here. Once your documents are approved, we will process your vehicle information and send your placard via email. You may also visit a Greenlight Hub to have it printed.

Q: I got a new car. How do I get a new placard?
A: If you add a new vehicle to your account, you will be prompted to upload the required documents. Once your documents are approved, we will process your vehicle information and send your placard via email. You may also visit a Greenlight Hub to have it printed. If you get a new license plate number, you will need to upload the required documents with your new license plate number to your account. Once your documents are approved, we will process your vehicle information and send your placard via email. You may also visit a Greenlight Hub to have it printed.

Q: How do I adhere the placard to my windows?
A: The law does not specify. As long as the placard is adhered on the rear left and right passenger windows, is unobstructed, and can be scanned from the outside, you can use whichever adhesive tape you choose.