11 Oct '16, 2am

Taxi Council calls for urgent changes to rideshare regulations after alleged sex assault

Taxi Council calls for urgent changes to rideshare regulations after alleged sex assault Taxi Council Queensland (TCQ) says their continued warnings about the dangers of new rideshare regulations have unfortunately been proved correct following revelations on ‘A Current Affair’ that an 18-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by an Uber driver. TCQ Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Wash said it is vital that the Government, community and media note three very important points in the story that highlight the huge danger to consumers. “The Uber driver turned the phone off and disabled the app; there was no camera in the car, preventing police from obtaining evidence; and the alleged victim had no one to contact and was forced to deal with someone in the Netherlands.” Mr Wash said the taxi industry has warned of these exact risks numerous times but no one listened. “W...

Full article: http://www.tcq.org.au/tcq-press-releases/taxi-council-cal...

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