Warsaw taxis hold anti-Uber go slow

phys.org | 10/18/2018 | Staff
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Hundreds of taxis on Thursday drove at a snail's pace across the Polish capital Warsaw in protest at the ride-sharing app Uber and other unlicenced competitors.

Other cab drivers gathered in front of the justice ministry to call for legislation to regulate the industry.

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Traditional cab operators argue that the Uber app and others like it represent unfair competition because their drivers can dodge the rules and restrictions that regulate professionals.

"There are 12,500 legal taxis in Warsaw and around 8,000 to 9,000 unregistered working for Uber, Taxify and a couple dozen other similar app-based operators," said Jaroslaw Iglikowski, head of the Warsaw Taxi Drivers union.

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"The app-based operators are taking around 30-35 percent of our overall business and up to 70 percent of night-time fares, especially on weekends," he told AFP.

The protesting cab drivers claim in a petition they gave the justice...
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