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    City police will charge Uber drivers if they are found operating in Sault Ste. Marie.

    Uber is a U.S.-based international company which presents itself to customers as an alternative to traditional taxi cabs.

    Using the Uber mobile app, customers with cell phones send out a ride request, which are sent to Uber drivers who use their own vehicles.

    Taxi cab company owners say Uber undercuts fixed taxi cab prices.

    Uber drivers, in addition, are not properly licensed, trained or insured in accordance with bylaws governing taxi cab companies.

    In extreme cases, Uber drivers have been charged with crimes committed against their customers.

    http://www.sootoday.com/content/news...s.asp?c=101598


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    Hype?? Maybe.

    Fear mongering?? No doubt.

    About the money?? Sure.

    Anybody know what a cab licence costs??
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    who cares ???

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    What a wonderful example of cordial interaction and an intelligent, thoughtful response from a well respected and fully involved member of the Soonet community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueboy View Post
    who cares ???
    We should. There is a clear conflict of interest ensuring competition is out. They are using fear mongering for crying out loud.
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    There is some reason for concern.

    Uber drivers would be using their own cars, with only personal insurance. Any injuries sustained by passengers in an accident might not be covered.

    Taxi drivers are screened by police checks.

    "Training" is BS. They tell cabbies how to collect money, and not much else.

    We needs cabs to keep operating. They are carefully controlled as to number. Competition of this type is not good for those companies. They might seem pricey to use, but vehicle costs are huge, and drivers don't make much more than minimum wage.

    We really don't need Uber cars here.
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    I've used Uber in Detroit and San Diego. They are great. Timely, and very fair-priced.

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    Is that like me giving a person a ride and asking for gas money?
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    A bit

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    I did not know giving someone a ride who gives me gas money was illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
    I did not know giving someone a ride who gives me gas money was illegal.
    That is not even close to the way it works.
    No money is exchanged from passenger to driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chachinga View Post
    That is not even close to the way it works.
    No money is exchanged from passenger to driver.
    You never seen me collect gas money once I give someone a ride someplace. I do not take plastic or homemade cookies.

    Sorry did you mean this uber is free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chachinga View Post
    That is not even close to the way it works.
    No money is exchanged from passenger to driver.
    Not hand to hand, but money is still exchanged.

    It's 2015, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    There is some reason for concern.

    Uber drivers would be using their own cars, with only personal insurance. Any injuries sustained by passengers in an accident might not be covered.

    Taxi drivers are screened by police checks.

    "Training" is BS. They tell cabbies how to collect money and not much else.

    We need cabs to keep operating. They are carefully controlled as to number. Competition of this type is not good for those companies. They might seem pricey to use, but vehicle costs are huge, and drivers don't make much more than minimum wage.

    We really don't need Uber cars here.
    Local cab companies are also mandated to have a handicapped accessible vehicle in their fleet and in service as well. Does Uber? I would think not. Add to this the minimum wage for company drivers and fair rates for the brokers and viola, there is the difference in fares.
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    Actually, in the big cities, uber drivers are screened by the police for criminal history etc....no money is exchanged because you start an online acct as a subscriber with debit card or credit card.
    What's wrong with competition?
    Why is SSM cops regulating the fees so that all companies have the same rate?
    Do city & school bus drivers have to go thru cop screening? I think not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    ... and viola, there is the difference in fares.
    Who's Viola, and why is she so interested in cab fares in SSM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble View Post
    Actually, in the big cities, uber drivers are screened by the police for criminal history etc....no money is exchanged because you start an online acct as a subscriber with debit card or credit card.
    What's wrong with competition?
    Why is SSM cops regulating the fees so that all companies have the same rate?
    Do city & school bus drivers have to go thru cop screening? I think not!
    I do believe both city and bus drivers do require drivers abstract, as well as records check to get their licenses. Regular taxis have to have safety certifications yearly, does Uber with their private vehicles? Not likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDawg View Post
    Who's Viola, and why is she so interested in cab fares in SSM?
    The French voila is what I intended and missed, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble View Post
    ..Do city & school bus drivers have to go thru cop screening? I think not!
    Both school bus drivers and city bus drivers must have a police check.
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    All you have to know: "Taxi cab company owners say Uber undercuts fixed taxi cab prices."

    That is admittance to price fixing, which is not legal last time I checked.
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