Uber: Pop illegal drivers get permits – update




Uber going to be UberPop drivers in the Netherlands with an official taxi license. That the company has decided. This is illegal taxi service company partially legalized. Drivers, however, get no blue plate and are thus still in violation.

Uber At this time driving UberPop taxi drivers without license around, but that comes to an end, according to the US company. Uber is still in the Netherlands will only allow pop-drivers with a taxi license and existing UberPop drivers must obtain a permit.

That means the drivers will have to include an exam at the CBR complete and must apply for a driver card. Uber will reimburse it, Niek van Leeuwen Uber Netherlands. That does not affect the price of UberPop, he said: “We see no reason to make expensive UberPop” says Van Leeuwen. UberPop is the cheapest taxi service Uber, Uber beside Black and UberLux who always used all taxi drivers with a permit.

UberPop drivers however do not get blue license plate. The Taxi Act requires it to taxi drivers. “For now we have no plans to do so,” says Van Leeuwen. “The main concern of the government was that the service would not be safe, because drivers do not have a license.”

Earlier this month it was announced that the Public Prosecutor began an investigation into Uber, which the company as a suspect was identified . The OM is UberPop nothing more than a snorder service. “In the current situation, no one is interested,” says Van Leeuwen. The company also has little choice: there was a high probability that the investigation of the prosecution would lead to the taxi service was banned by a court.

Incidentally, it will still take a while before all UberPop drivers have a license. “Right now it takes about two months, but we want to accelerate that process, to let all drivers get a license as soon as possible,” says Van Leeuwen. Until the drivers have obtained their license, they just keep driving around.

What impact will the decision of Uber for examination of the prosecution and the Environment and Transport Inspectorate is not yet known. Both organizations are likely not happy that Uber drivers are unlicensed driving around late until they have achieved.

Update, 17:00: According to State Secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment Wilma Mansveld the service is still illegal, even if the drivers have a license. That says BNR. The cars of the drivers do not conform to the conditions. They have a so-called taximeter have, which can be controlled or drivers no longer count than the maximum rate. Also, they must have a blue license plate.


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