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Uber Loses License In London: 43 Fake Drivers Undertook 14,000 Trips

Lawstreet Journal 26 Nov 2019 10:41pm

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Transport for London (TfL), the transit authority of London has revoked Uber’s license to operate in London since approximately 14,000 trips had been undertaken by unauthorized drivers who had falsely uploaded their pictures in place of other drivers’ accounts thereby putting the lives of their passengers at risk. Owing to concerns regarding passenger safety and other problematic corporate practices such as the ones allowing fake, uninsured and unregistered drivers to operate their vehicles, TfL had kept Uber on a very tight leash since 2017 when it had first stripped Uber of its license. 

The court on appeal on the decision of TfL had granted a 15-month period, including an additional 2 months to Uber to right its wrongs which expired in September this year. The regulatory authority was quoted saying that the Uber ride-hailing Application is not “fit and proper”, has shown “a pattern of failures” and a “lack of corporate responsibility.” TfL cited the example of an Uber driver whose private license for hire had been revoked owing to his immoral conduct of distributing obscene pictures of children and he continued to operate the Uber App despite such revocation. These are one of the few blatant fallacies in the car-booking app. 

The company Uber is naturally grieved by TfL’s decision quoting it as “wrong and extraordinary” and has planned to challenge it in an appeal within 21 days of the limitation period provided. Meanwhile Uber will continue to operate normally throughout London, even though the allegations of fraud committed by its… Continue Reading...

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