Uber Israel Ordered To Stop Services
November 27, 2017 | Popular ridesharing service Uber Israel has been ordered by the Tel Aviv District Court to halt its UberDAY and UberNIGHT taxi services within 48 hours, following the an appeal by the Israel Taxi Drivers Association and the Gett taxi app, according to a report in Globes. The court also found that Uber Israel did not meet the current criteria for ridesharing where drivers cover costs for a journey. The service already had severe restrictions on the amount of rides each driver was able to do, in order to ensure that each driver’s earnings would be able to cover car maintenance costs as defined by the Israel Tax Authority, the report said. The court was also not certain that Uber Israel had proper insurance for their service. The Ministry of Transport has also sued Uber Israel for what they call an “illegal service.” Since November, Uber Israel began operating its UberDAY ridesharing service in Tel Aviv and the neighboring cities of Ramat Gan and Givatayim with journeys undertaken to Herzliya in the north and Bat Yam in the south. Since October 2016, Uber Israel had been operating its UberNIGHT service in Tel Aviv and surrounding areas. Uber is a global mobile app connecting passengers with drivers for hire which has faced suspensions in many countries because of government regulations. It was founded in 2009 by Garret Camp, Oscar Salazar, and Travis Kalanick.