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Career Criminal Uber Driver Pulls Gun on Orlando Passenger

An Uber driver in Orlando was accused of pulling a gun on a passenger, according to police reports and complaints filed with Uber by the Uber passenger two days ago. Equally alarming is the fact that the Uber driver also has a lengthy arrest record, including serving 30 months in prison for Grand Theft and […]

As Accidents and Assaults Pile Up, Sen. Brandes Pulls ‘End Around’ for Uber

  To say that Florida Senator Jeff Brandes has been a champion for Uber would be an under-statement.  The Senator has pushed “model legislation,” written by Uber, as a solution for any regulatory impediment the company may encounter in Florida now or in the future.   Uber’s “model legislation,” which passed the House earlier this […]

Internal Documents Allege Sexual Assaults Piling Up for Uber, FTA Releases Second Ad

  The Florida Taxicab Association (FTA) just released its second ad taking aim at ridesharing companies such as Uber and LYFT and the ever growing list of assaults and criminal behavior by their drivers. The release comes just hours after a bombshell news report by BuzzFeed that leaked internal documents from Uber show the company may have over 6,000 rape complaints, 5,827 sexual […]

FTA Calls on Uber to Own Up to Insurance Obligations – Support Senate Bill 1118

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Uber’s website states that drivers need not bother with alerting their personal insurance carriers when signing up to drive for the company, stating that, “during the time that a ridesharing partner is available but between trips, most personal auto insurance will provide coverage.” Josh Mohrer, an Uber general manager, recently acknowledged that drivers’ […]

Drunk Uber Driver Plows Into Tour Bus While Uber PR Team Is Asleep At The Wheel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shortly after a drunk Uber driver slammed into a tour bus earlier this morning, Uber’s PR team quickly jumped into action – not as one would think by apologizing to the innocent victim – but by running banner ads targeting Senate President Andy Gardiner to “Support Ridesharing in Florida!”  But in a feat of […]

Florida Taxicab Association Calls on Uber to Own Up to Insurance Obligations – Support Senate Bill 1118

  Uber’s website states that drivers need not bother with alerting their personal insurance carriers when signing up to drive for the company, stating that, “during the time that a ridesharing partner is available but between trips, most personal auto insurance will provide coverage.” Josh Mohrer, an Uber general manager, recently acknowledged that drivers’ personal […]

30% of the Time, Uber’s Insurance Works Every Time

  Last week, Uber agreed to pay $28 million in a lawsuit for misleading the public on the effectiveness of their criminal background checks for drivers.  It was over two little words – “industry leading” – they used to describe their vetting process. – Turns out they weren’t.  Not “industry leading” that is. – Surprisingly, it was […]

Screen shots of Uber app shows insurance scam

The Florida Taxicab Association (FTA) released three (3) screen shots of the Uber app today showing why a higher level of “commercial” insurance should be required when the Uber driver’s app is ON, but NO passenger is in the vehicle. In Florida, taxis and all “vehicles for hire” are required to carry commercial policies 24/7 […]

News Alert: Uber Driver Pulls Gun on Florida Passenger (again)

For Immediate Release Following an incident in June when an Uber driver was accused of shooting a passenger in Clearwater, another incident took place this week in Bradenton as an Uber driver drew his gun when an ill passenger resisted leaving the vehicle. The driver admitted to the officers that he drew his weapon, despite Uber’s firearms ban that was […]

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