The South Australian state government says the ridesharing service is illegal and its drivers should expect to be fined. State Treasurer to Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio:
People get into taxis and hire cars late at night, they may have had a bit to drink (or) they may have had a very, very big night. It’s a very dangerous option to take an Uber service – you don’t know who’s driving the car. You don’t know if the car has been checked and, most importantly, we can’t know when you got into that car and where you got out of that car or where you were meant to go.
The comments come three days after Uber held its launch party in the state, with the captians of the Adelaide and Port Adelaide Australian Football teams sharing the first ride.