Toronto Asks Court To Shut Down Uber’s Operations

Posted: Nov 19 2014, 4:28am CST | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind


Toronto Asks Court to Shut Down Uber’s Operations
  • Lack of drivers' training
  • Increased traffic with extra cars
  • Tough competition for other taxi services

Uber has been operating in Toronto since 2012 without a proper license

Looks like Uber has been facing some bad times in its operational zone. First it was the regulations in India keeping Uber from functioning fully on its own terms and now apparently Canada doesn’t agree with the services of the company either. Toronto, the fourth largest city in the North American region, has approached a court and asked for the shutting down of the services of the mobile car-booking service Uber Technologies Inc. The company first started operations in the city in 2012 and has been doing so without gaining a proper license.

The notice that has been issued takes into consideration all the concerns related to the mobile car services including the fact that there is lack of driver training as well as vehicle inspections. There is also the danger from inadequate insurance and increased traffic which has come from these extra cars on the road. The officials have reportedly said in the statement, “The city is concerned that Uber’s operations pose a serious risk to the public, including those who are signing on as drivers.”

Recently Uber has been going through some pretty serious legal battles and protests all around the world because it has managed to disrupt even the well established taxi and limousine industries. Uber managed to land at a valuation of $17 billion in a funding round in June and since 2009, its operations have been expanded to more than 220 cities.

“With Uber, Torontonians have enjoyed real competition and greater choice,” Xavier Van Chau, a spokesman for Uber, said in an e-mail. “It’s disappointing that city bureaucrats have deployed expensive legal tactics to attempt to halt progress.”

source: bloomberg

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