Tag Archives: Taxi

Uber cars must have taxi colours – GPRTU insists

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union [GPRTU] has insisted that Uber vehicles must be sprayed with taxi colours per Ghana’s traffic regulations. According to the Union, per the current laws, Uber’s vehicles are operating illegally in Ghana because they are breaching some requirements of the Road Traffic Regulation 2012, L.I 2180. There were reports on social media over the weekend ...

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Uber offers insurance policy for Ghanaian riders

Uber has announced that it is offering a new insurance policy for anyone who uses the app in Ghana. The insurance is being provided by Star Assurance Company Limited and will provide riders with personal accident insurance, which covers the rider’s medical expenses after an accident, as well as compensation for death or permanent disability suffered by a rider while ...

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New York Uber drivers may get tips

Uber drivers in New York may soon be able to earn tips thanks to a new proposal. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has announced plans aimed at forcing all cab companies that take payment via credit card to offer a tipping option. The move comes in response to a petition signed by 11,000 Uber drivers. Rival ...

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Uber defends business model, wants to avert strict EU rules

Uber [UBER.UL] defended its business model in Europe’s highest court on Tuesday, saying its service had made it easier for people to get around and cut pollution as it fights a case which could leave app-based startups facing tougher regulation. The ride-hailing app, which expanded into Europe five years ago, has come under attack from established taxi companies and some ...

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