British officials have announced that Uber can no longer operate in its capital. According to London transport regulator, the company is not suitable for private transport service.
For the regulator, Uber, who is facing corporate difficulties and a recent CEO change, represents a “danger to public safety due to its practices.” The application can be used by 3.5 million users and 40 thousand drivers by September 30, validity of the license granted in 2012.
“London Transport believes that Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility for a number of issues with potential implications for public safety,” the regulator said in a statement.
For Uber, “London is closed to innovative companies.” “We operate in more than 600 cities around the world, including 40 in the UK alone,” the company said, showing that the measure was not right in the British capital.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, agreed to the action by the regulator. “An innovative service should not be provided at the expense of consumer safety. Uber must obey the rules of the game, “said Khan.
The company has recently been forced to leave countries such as Denmark and Hungary, and faces regulatory difficulties in some states of the United States.