Reply to post: Re: And he would have gotten away with it too

Uber driver drove sleeping woman miles away from home to 'up the fare'. Now he's facing years in the clink for kidnapping, fraud

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Re: And he would have gotten away with it too

I can't say I disagree with you, but the flip side to this is that nominally, all Uber trips are logged electronically, whereas getting in a taxi in the town centre when you're pissed as a fart has no audit trail whatsoever. It occurs to me that the best of all worlds would involve mandatory centralised real-time tracking (via GPS) of all taxis, and better regulation of private hire vehicles (which is what Uber basically is) so that the information they hold on journeys is readily available to law enforcement and licensing agencies.

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