South Carolina tells Uber to shut down in the state

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On Thursday, South Carolina’s Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order for Uber to cease operations. The state governing body warned the company to stop its service immediately and not to resume until all its driver partners have proper certification. In the directive, the PSC said, “Consumers benefit from, and deserve choices in, the marketplace. However, those choices must be consistent with state law intended to protect the public.”It’s not the only local government that feels that way. State governor Nikki Haley, however, didn’t feel the same. She sent a letter to the PSC Friday expressing disapproval at the decision.

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David J Lawrence

But at least you can still text while driving in SC. You have your sacred cow priorities down, alright….

Dan Daniels

Dan ask’s
Why can’t South Carolina Law Officals give a date to Uber to have permits, rather than shutting them down ?? Then if they don’t have them by the date, shut them down !

Michael Hörger

You aren’t in the industry, first surge pricing is equal to price gouging, and is illegal, all insurance companies will tell you you can’t use a personal policy for a commercial vehicle, they have no drug tests, prints, sex offender checks, physicals, communicable disease checks, etc… on file. Taxi companies are regulated and provide the same service at similar prices, so why is it a problem for uber to follow the same safety guidelines? Would you support a doctor that doesn’t have a license, or a restaurant that refuses to follow safe food handling procedures?

mark

Yes. they are protecting the public. if by public they mean special interest. Boooo hooo.

Michael Hörger

You aren’t in the industry, first surge pricing is equal to price gouging, and is illegal, all insurance companies will tell you you can’t use a personal policy for a commercial vehicle, they have no drug tests, prints, sex offender checks, physicals, communicable disease checks, etc… on file. Taxi companies are regulated and provide the same service at similar prices, so why is it a problem for uber to follow the same safety guidelines? Would you support a doctor that doesn’t have a license, or a restaurant that refuses to follow safe food handling procedures?

Mark

First, docs and restaurants are not the same. Second, have you been in a taxi? Third, how do you know i am not in the industry? Fourth it would not matter anyway.

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