24 Oct '16, 12pm

Media Statement: Rideshare Services Flying Under the Compliance Radar:

Ridesharing Services Flying Under the Radar 07 September 2016 | NSW Taxi Council The NSW Taxi Council said today that the latest statistics from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) confirmed the lack of identification on ridesharing vehicles was enabling operators to fly under the compliance radar. In July 2016, RMS pulled over and inspected 942 taxis, 226 hire cars, but only 33 ridesharing vehicles. Given that ridesharing operator Uber claims there are over 5,000 Uber drivers in Sydney alone (far more than hire car drivers) they are clearly under-represented in these figures. Unless ridesharing vehicles are identifiable to the authorities responsible for compliance, including NSW Police, then the disparity in vehicle and driver inspections will continue. The fewer inspections undertaken, the greater the risk that passengers are exposed to ridesharing drivers working without...

Full article: https://nswtaxi.org.au/news/ridesharing-services-flying-u...

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