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VIRGINIA ISSUES CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS TO UBER AND LYFT
  • nom de guerre June 5, 2014 - 6:39 pm #107588 Reply
    smiley456 June 5, 2014 - 6:57 pm #107589 Reply

    I heard from reliable sources that Uber and Lyft were evading the toll booths at the DC line.

    fedworker June 5, 2014 - 9:29 pm #107597 Reply

    Pray that this doesn’t happen in VA. Oh wait. Nevermind.

    ahum June 6, 2014 - 11:27 am #107616 Reply

    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.

    halj June 6, 2014 - 11:49 am #107618 Reply

    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.

    ahum June 6, 2014 - 12:17 pm #107619 Reply

    Like regular cab drivers obey driving rules? If anything, they are the worst, least safe drivers on the road.

    ipitythefool June 6, 2014 - 12:38 pm #107620 Reply

    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.

    ipitythefool June 6, 2014 - 1:28 pm #107629 Reply

    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?

    ahum June 6, 2014 - 1:53 pm #107631 Reply

    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.

    halj June 6, 2014 - 2:13 pm #107633 Reply

    a**h***um, why do you hate taxi drivers?

    smiley456 June 6, 2014 - 2:34 pm #107635 Reply

    Two points:

    ONE. google “uber driver crimes”. There are advantages dealing with regulated, licensed drivers.

    TWO.

    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.

    ahum June 6, 2014 - 2:41 pm #107636 Reply

    There are plenty of regular taxi drivers who commit crimes. I know a woman who had a taxi driver try to rape her.

     

    http://www.wcax.com/story/24573375/police-taxi-driver-assaults-passenger

     

    Verwundet mein Herz mit eintoeniger Mattigkeit.

    smiley456 June 6, 2014 - 2:48 pm #107637 Reply

    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.

    ahum June 6, 2014 - 3:25 pm #107645 Reply

    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.

    wimmer201 June 6, 2014 - 3:48 pm #107650 Reply

    I do love the irony that the king of apples to oranges arguments is pointing out someone else doing the same.

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