Uber has license to operate in London, one of its biggest markets globally, as a local transport regulator reaffirmed a previous claim that Uber is not a “fit and proper” operator. It also found that Uber’s systems are “easily manipulated” by unauthorized drivers.
The announcement follows a two year battle with Transport for London (TfL) that , with the local transport regulator ruling that Uber lacked sufficient “corporate responsibility” around safety and security, including its approach to reporting crimes and its process for carrying out driver background checks.
Although TfL conceded that Uber has made some “positive changes,” it has continued to identify a “pattern of failures” including “breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk,” according to the regulator.
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