Uber (5)

MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Are you concerned that a serious sexual assault or worse occurs during this period of Uber's appeals process, given that sexual assaults by Uber drivers reportedly increased by 50% from the previous year. 


Answer for Uber (5)

Answer for Uber (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London's (TfL) regulation of London's taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety. It is important to clarify that private hire drivers are licensed separately to private hire operators. All licensed private hire drivers must meet a range of strict criteria before becoming licensed, including an enhanced criminal record check. 

TfL has set out its reasons for not relicensing Uber and if any safety concerns become apparent, they will take immediate action. This is the case for all operators in London.