Climate-Change fearmongers are at it again and Uber is the bullseye!
The Transport for London (TfL) has tackled pollution, climate-change and traffic congestion!
How you might ask? Make Uber drivers wait 5 minutes after contact to go pick up their client!
Crazy? France already tried it with a 15 minute delay! The regulation was thrown out by the French courts.
Yikes! This should work well for the British! Micromanage the transportation industry!
TfL claims the regulations will tackle traffic and air pollution caused by the rising number of cars on the road.
But Uber says it will effect the drivers and customers significantly.
Uber UK general manager, Jo Bertram, told TheGuardian that the wait time would be a huge mistake for London’s economy.
“These plans would take money away from hard working partner-drivers and also create a safety issue with people banned from getting into their car, even after it’s booked and waiting right there,” she said. “And they would add to congestion as cars will be forced to hang around, clogging up streets before being able to start trips. Let’s keep London moving, not slow it down.”
Guy Bentlyey writes in the Libertarian Republic:
“Uber drivers could be forced to wait five minutes before picking up passengers in one of its most successful cities if regulators pull the trigger on a host anti-competitive rules.
Transport for London (TfL) has suggested that Uber drivers should be stuck with a five-minute delay, a ban on GPS driver-location in-app, and forcing ride-sharing companies to take bookings up to seven days in advance.”
The left hates Uber. It is an incredible example of how the free market when left alone produces a significantly superior product and service and when either government ran or regulated as is the Taxi industry.
Uber vs the modern day Taxi.
Ever since Uber began to be a real threat competitively to the Taxi Companies the battle has been on!
The highly regulated cab companies are struggling anyways. They cannot afford to lose business yet they cannot come close to effectively competing with Uber.
The proper solution would be to lessen the strangle on the cab companies. Of course the left’s solution is to strangle Uber.
If TfL’s proposal goes ahead, Uber could lose 144,000 trips a year in London, wasting 52,000 driver hours a month waiting to pick up their customers.
Uber made national headlines earlier in the year when they suspended operations in Broward County FL last July 31, citing too many restrictions from county commissioners.
ALL because of “Catastrophic Man-Made Climate-Change”!
The problem is, there is insurmountable evidence that the Climate-Change “sky is falling” mantra is all one big HOAX designed to redistribute wealth and add to the zillions of economy killing regulations already on the books.
To start with, Climate-Change activists from Al Gore down have been saying for almost a decade that 98% of the Scientific community believe in man-made climate-change.
But what they fail to tell you is that 98% comes from an equation of 75 out of 77 total climate-change scientists.
Global Warming is on it’s deathbed! It seems that the American people are not falling for Al Gore’s lies.
A new Gallup poll reveals that only 32% of the public are worried about it a “great deal.” That is back to the level we found in the 80’s which of course was on the heals of the failed Global Cooling hoax.
Maybe it is because there has been no warming for 2 decades now.
Maybe it is because they found out that while Al Gore was claiming the Arctic shelf would be gone by last year, that he failed to mention the Antarctic was growing.
Maybe it is because he said in 2008 that the entire Arctic Shelf would be gone by 2013 and that it is not only not gone, it is growing again. (By 30% in 2013)
Maybe it was because after he claimed in 2008 that the Arctic Ice would be totally gone by 2013, that by 2012, it had already grown by 50%.
Maybe it is because they found out that the scientists were fudging the data on the temperatures.
Maybe it is because they found out that the IPCC (United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate-Change) has been lying.
Whatever the reason, the facts are clear, yet the alarmists continue to use a lack of common sense to create situations that continue to hurt businesses like Uber.
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