Uber hit with whopper of a fine!

16 July 2015

uber taxi Uber have been slapped with a massive fine in America, after they point-blank refused to give regulators information about their business practices. They're now short by $7.3m (which is around £4.7m) which they probably have down the back of the sofa.

This fine was part of a ruling by an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission, which are the body who allow Uber (and similar companies) to run, provided they report certain aspects of what they're up to.

Seeing as Uber didn't file all the required reports, such as how frequently they provide disabled-accessible vehicles when requested, and areas where drivers turn down fares, and the causes of accidents. Now, Uber said that they'd provided enough info, but the judge argued that is wasn't enough.

In a written statement, Uber spokesperson Eva Behrend referred to the ruling and fine as "deeply disappointing" and that they'll be making an appeal.

"Uber has already provided substantial amounts of data to the California Public Utilities Commission, information we have provided elsewhere with no complaints," added Behrend.

Of course, this isn't the first time Uber have been pressured by authorities - in France, there's been a lot of trouble between courts and the taxi service. And these troubles don't appear to be going away any time soon.

TOPICS:   Government

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