To pay traffic fines for Western Australian drivers

12 Oct, 2014

Uber says it will pay any fines incurred by UberX drivers ruled to be operating illegally in the Western Australian capital city of Perth. Uber W.A. state general manager Simon Rossi:

As Uber has done and always will, we stand behind our drivers 100 per cent.

The company also has apparently banned State transport officials from using the smartphone app to prevent them from detecting drivers. Asked if it had black-listed the inspectors, Rossi:

Due to Uber’s privacy policy, I’m unable to really discuss or disclose personal information about any rider or driver accounts. However, what I can say is that, yes, riders from time to time may be restricted from the platform for any type of inappropriate activity.

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