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Uber, Lyft vehicles must have commercial plates: California

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Uber, founded in 2009, is the most highly valued US tech startup. The firm raised US$1.2b last month at a valuation of US$40b.

Sacramento

PRIVATE drivers for ride-sharing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc must possess a commercial licence plate to operate in California under an 80-year-old law or face getting a citation, the state said.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)