Uber (10)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4391
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you accept that Uber drivers being reliant on interacting with their app to accept bookings whilst their vehicle is in motion, causes distraction and is a danger to their passengers and the public?

Answer

Answer for Uber (10)

Answer for Uber (10)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The use of hands free phones or satellite navigation systems in cradles is not prohibited in law. These devices are used by licensed taxi and private hire drivers and are also used widely by freight and logistics operators and members of the public.

It is the duty of the driver to use any mobile/electronic device, and associated app, responsibly and in compliance with the Highway Code and associated road traffic legislation. Any misuse of such devices would be regarded as driving without due care and attention.

TfL and the police will take appropriate steps where this is found to be the case.