VA DMV alleges that their services/business model is illegal.
I heard from reliable sources that Uber and Lyft were evading the toll booths at the DC line.
Pray that this doesn’t happen in VA. Oh wait. Nevermind.
I’m hearing them saying they won’t comply with the order.. Has anyone used UberX? Is it safe? Sounds like Mcawful is doing a favor to his friends in the taxi business. Crony capitalism as its finest.
a**h***um, why would you expect them to comply with the order? they don’t comply with taxi regulations already. perhaps they turn the same blind eye to insurance requirements, speed limits, immigration laws, etc. one can hope kidnapping laws are obeyed.
Like regular cab drivers obey driving rules? If anything, they are the worst, least safe drivers on the road.
I wonder what prompted this cease and desist now. Uber and Lyft have been operating in Northern Virginia for some time now and it’s not like this is a new controversy. DC had a very public disagreement with these companies last year and Virginia officials could have raised their concerns then. Also, I think it’s interesting how they published this letter at close of business on Thursday, just at the beginning of peak weekend usage.
I just got an email from Uber stating that “Uber will operate as usual”. Meanwhile, ACPD says that they will enforce the cease and desist. A few questions come to mind.
1. How will ACPD know what cars are Uber with services like UberX and UberXL? Also, what is the action to be taken against the driver or customer?
2. If I originate an Uber in DC and come to Virginia am I breaking the law?
3. Can the customer be liable for requesting an Uber in Virginia?
Any lawyers (real or fake) want to provide their opinion?
I really doubt they will go after customers. The might hurt the politician whomever is behind this effort to help the taxi companies. They can’t tell what car is an uber car, but no doubt if the DMV/VA is going after them, they will probably have people utilize the uber ap to bust drivers. They will request a car, then bust the driver. They’ll probably have cops doing that. That’s probably going to be their involvement.
ONE. google “uber driver crimes”. There are advantages dealing with regulated, licensed drivers.
but no doubt if the DMV/VA is going after them, they will probably have people utilize the uber ap to bust drivers. They will request a car, then bust the driver. They’ll probably have cops doing that. That’s probably going to be their involvement.
That’s three “probablies”. ahum, the police have said they will not do what you say they “probably” will do. Case closed.
There are plenty of regular taxi drivers who commit crimes. I know a woman who had a taxi driver try to rape her.
Verwundet mein Herz mit eintoeniger Mattigkeit.
And, there are doctors who commit malpractice, but I would rather go to a licensed doctor.
ahum, the only reason you are interested in this issue is that you see a way to slam the Gov of VA.
There’s a big difference between licensed doctors and a taxi medallion. YOur argument would make more sense with taxi drivers there and the knowledge. They are required the memorize the best routes. Here’ you have a barely competent driver who asks you how to get to the destination. Does your doctor as you for your medical opinions? Apples and oranges.
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