‘Uber’ law comes into force on 1 November

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 16-08-2018 10:24:00 · 0 Comments
‘Uber’ law comes into force on 1 November

The law governing ride-hailing applications in Portugal for companies such as Uber and Cabify is scheduled to come into force on 1 November after many months of discussion and endless protests by traditional taxi drivers

There are three international ride-hailing Apps in Portugal Uber, Cabify and Taxify, plus a domestic platform called Chofer. The companies will have to get a licence from the Portuguese Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes, which is valid for 10 years.
Only companies will be able to get a licence and use the platforms.
The new law says that the platform operators must pay a contribution to cover the administrative costs of the regulation equivalent to five percent of their intermediation fee.

The drivers will have to have had a car driving licence for more than three years.
The drivers are also going to have to pass a training course, though the length of the course has not yet been defined.


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