Uber Drivers Ask That Passengers Sit Up Front To Avoid Police Harassment


Drivers for the private car hire company Uber in Paris are fighting back against police harassment by asking their passengers to sit in the front seat. By looking less like a taxi, the drivers for budget car service UberPop are hoping to avoid the attention of the feds who have been targeting them at the behest of local politicians. Taxi drivers are furious that their cartel is being challenged…

Despite the taxi union’s best efforts, UberPop is currently legal in France, but local politicians who have found UberPop guily of creating an “unfair competitive situation” and are ordering the police to stop suspected Uberpop drivers. Vive la révolution!

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