London’s Black Cabs say Ride Hailing app flouts driver rules

By Joanne Faulkner (July 6, 2022, 6.44pm BST) – Private drivers in London who solicit customers via mobile ride-sharing apps are committing a criminal offence, lawyers representing a group of taxi drivers told the Court of Appeal on Wednesday , in the context of a challenge to operating licenses.

United Trade Action Group, a body representing drivers of London’s famous black cabs, has said bookings of private hire vehicles in the capital made through the Free Now mobile app are illegal and breach parliamentary legislation designed to protect the public . The app allows passengers to hail black cabs or private cars.

Only the so-called cabs, which can be hailed by people on…

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