Uber drivers cannot in any way use motor vehicles without a hire-car permit to carry passengers for ‘hire or reward’, Mr Justice Alex Lee rules. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong court upholds ban on Uber drivers without hire-car permit, saying new modes of transport do not outdate old traffic laws

  • Drivers’ counsel argues whether existing traffic laws, updated decades ago, are capable of keeping pace with innovative businesses pioneered by Uber
  • Judge refutes claim, saying Uber drivers cannot in any way use motor vehicles to carry passengers for ‘hire or reward’ without the correct permit
Topic |   Transport and logistics

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Uber drivers cannot in any way use motor vehicles without a hire-car permit to carry passengers for ‘hire or reward’, Mr Justice Alex Lee rules. Photo: Edward Wong
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