LA Wallet app free for next 30 days, has new safety feature

LA Wallet app free for next 30 days, has new safety feature

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Some new features on Louisiana’s digital driver’s license could help keep drivers safer.

State Representative Ted James announced Wednesday that developers for LA Wallet are waiving the app fee for 30 days. James says the decision comes after recent safety concerns involving Uber and Lyft. Riders who download the wallet app will be able to scan a driver’s license to confirm they’re getting in the car with the right driver.

“Every time you take a trip with Uber, it is important to make sure you’re getting into the right car with the right driver by matching the license plate, car make and model, and the driver photo with what’s provided in the app. This information the rider receives in the app serves as a unique identifier and is the best way for them to verify they are getting in the right car.”
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LA Wallet allows rider to confirm they are picked up by right driver; free download next 30 days

″We are suspending the fee, so starting today, the fee will be suspended for 30 days for anyone to upload the app, and we’re doing this in the name of public safety," James said.

Rep. Ted James (Source: WAFB)
Rep. Ted James (Source: WAFB)

The app originally cost $5.99 to download, but is free for the next 30 days.

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