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UberX debuts in Toronto, gets banned in California

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Josée Paquet
The UberX ride-sharing service made its debut in Toronto on September 8th after launching in other Canadian cities including Montreal.

Users love it, but taxi drivers and local authorities are angry as they lose money to a new form of competition.

Following the lead of Germany, the state of California decided to ban Uber. Actually, the service is illegal where two distinct riders pay separate fares to share one car. In other words, one passenger is legal.

The state’s Public Utilities Commission has informed Uber that it can seek to change the law. However, the PUC won the right in court to require any ride-sharing company to ensure its drivers are appropriately insured from the moment they turn on the app.

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Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
Automotive expert