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London’s black cabs are planning to protest against TfL for not enforcing regulations that should apply to minicabs to smartphone taxi service Uber.
The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association(LTDA) is not happy that Uber cabs calculate fares through apps on mobile phones, which the LTDA argues count as meters, which aren’t allowed in London minicabs.
“Private hire vehicles in London aren’t allowed meters. Minicabs don’t need one because you pre-book them,” explains the LTDA’s Steve McNamara, adding that Uber does this so it can charge different fares at different times—surge charging.
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