London cabbies hire Private Investigators

Posted November 21st by PDC London

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association recently hired private investigators to pose as passengers in order to obtain evidence to be used in a legal battle against booking app Uber.

Uber, which operates in 45 countries, has caused controversy by undercutting local fares and using 'surge pricing' in peak times.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association has taken the company to court over its fare calculation methods, which it claims amounts to the illegal use of a meter.

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The LTDA gathered its evidence for the case by hiring private investigators to pose as passengers using Uber.

In a notice released to taxi and minicab drivers in July, Transport for London’s road director Leon Daniels said a review found Uber operates in London 'in accordance with the law'. He confirmed that private hire vehicles in London are prohibited from being equipped with taximeters but said it is not unlawful for minicabs to calculate charges based on distance and time.

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