Saturday, 23 September 2017

Over 400,000 sign petition backing Uber in London



Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision not to renew Uber's licence.

 
On Friday, the regulator said Uber was not "fit and proper" to hold a London private hire operator licence on the grounds of "public safety and security implications".


More than 400,000 names have since been added to Uber's petition on Change.org.


The ride-hailing app firm says it will appeal against TfL's decision.


The petition, started by Uber London, says: "If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work and deprive millions of Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport."
TfL's concerns include Uber's approach to carrying out background checks on drivers and reporting serious criminal offences.



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