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Callao fined more than 200 Uber drivers

The municipality of Callao fined over 200 Uber drivers in just one week

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TinTin - Last Update: May 01, 2017

The inspection authority of the Callao commune informed, that Uber drivers provide transportation service without the necessary municipal permits and vehicle insurances.

As previously announced, the Provincial Municipality of Callao started control operations against drivers of vehicles carrying out any type of transport services through mobile applications, without the authorization of the commune.

Miguel Gonzales, urban transport manager of this entity, said that in the last week about 200 drivers associated with the international renown Uber application were fined for not having any licenses emitted by the municipality to offer their services to the public.

A smaller quantity of drivers operating through other applications such as Taxi Beat and Easy Taxi were also intervened and consequently fined.

Uber and other virtual platforms argue that their drivers do not realize taxi service and are merely private drivers. However, in practice, they transport passengers in exchange for a fee based on the distance and travel time.

Last night at the Jorge Chavez International airport a total of 36 taxis without authorization were sanctioned, of which 34 were from Uber. As it is difficult to trap the drivers, the authorities perform their audits by using the applications against the drivers by pretending to be potential customers. This type of intervention was confirmed by Miguel Gonzales from the Callao municipality.

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