Jan 16, 2018

Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers' hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers. A licensed driver on its app must take an uninterrupted six-hour break after 10 hours of driving with a passenger or travelling to pick up someone. "Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association for black cab drivers, told the BBC:"This is a toothless cap that still allows Uber's drivers to work over 100 hours a week, and is a PR stunt that will not improve passenger safety. "Uber can't claim its drivers are self-employed and aren't subject to minimum wage, but then try to limit the hours that they can work." "Unlike Uber drivers, all black cab drivers undertake enhanced driving tests and as such are well aware of the dangers of working long hours. This high standard of safety is reflected in the low number of accidents involving licensed black cab drivers".

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