Lawmaker Frankie Yick, who represents the transport sector, wants tougher penalties for Uber drivers. Photo: Edmond So

Illegal Uber drivers should lose cars the minute they are charged, says Hong Kong lawmaker calling for crackdown on ride-hailing service

  • Frankie Yick calls for tougher penalties after suggesting government proposals do not go far enough
  • Officials earlier floated idea of doubling maximum fine to HK$10,000 for first offence
Topic |   Uber

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Lawmaker Frankie Yick, who represents the transport sector, wants tougher penalties for Uber drivers. Photo: Edmond So
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Uber is still outlawed in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong

Bigger sanctions for driving on ride-hailing apps like Uber ‘might not curb the illegal services in Hong Kong’

  • Government wants to double fines and the length of suspensions for drivers
  • Legislators variously say officials bowing to cabby pressure and failing to get with the times
Topic |   Uber

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Uber is still outlawed in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong
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