22 Apr '15, 1am

Dangerous, illegal ride sharing should not be supported @andrew_lund #9News

Dangerous, illegal ride sharing should not be supported @andrew_lund #9News

The taxi industry is disappointed that Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has called on the Victorian Government to embrace illegal ride sharing apps. Mr Guy was yesterday filmed as a passenger in an UberX, a service which remains illegal in Victoria. Victorian Taxi Association CEO David Samuel said Mr Guy’s stunt ride was disappointing. “I’m concerned that a senior Member of Parliament would associate himself with a dangerous and illegal service,” Mr Samuel said. “There are serious questions about how UberX operates in Victoria, including whether UberX drivers have commercial insurance to protect road users and passengers, and whether UberX pays tax in Australia. “We know that UberX drivers are not covered by workers compensation insurance,” Mr Samuel said. It is only a very short time since Mr Guy was a senior member of a Government which had ample opportunity to address the ...

Full article: http://www.victaxi.com.au/news-and-events/news/2015/04/22...

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