Ever really feel like historical past is simply repeating itself? As soon as once more Transport for London (TfL) has revoked Uber’s license to function in London, that means that within the not too distant future the service might conceivably be disappearing from the capital’s streets.
That is the newest battle in a long-running dispute between Uber and TfL. London’s transport company first revoked Uber’s Non-public Rent License in 2017 in a dispute over security.
However will this truly occur? Or is it simply posturing? We have tried to reply an important questions you may have.
Why has TfL executed this?
TfL claimed that Uber wasn’t doing enough to make sure that drivers had been who they stated they had been, or spoke ok English to speak with passengers.
This time round, complaints are comparable. In a statement posted on Twitter, Sadiq Khan stated that Londoners’ security was his “absolute number-one precedence”.
He pointed in the direction of studies that in the previous couple of months, 14,000 Uber journeys within the capital had been accomplished by fraudulent drivers, who uploaded their pictures to different drivers’ accounts .
The purpose was to trick passengers into pondering they had been the proper driver, and to allow them to drive for Uber with out being correctly licensed by each TfL and Uber.
What does it imply for Uber drivers?
Uber presently has round 45,000 drivers within the capital and the instant drawback for them is one in every of uncertainty. As issues presently stand, Uber will have the ability to proceed working whereas it appeals the…