Danish Uber drivers face heavy penalties without permits and in violation of relevant laws.


Danish Uber drivers face heavy penalties without permits and in violation of relevant laws.

Original title: Danish Uber drivers will face heavy fines

PingWest, Sept. 13 (Reuters) - The Danish Supreme Court on Thursday approved a fine for four Uber drivers, one of whom was fined 486,500 Danish kronor ($78,060), meaning that more than 1,500 Uber drivers will face a fine for every single transaction between 2014 and 2017.

The four taxi drivers were charged with driving a taxi without a license and violating laws specifically designed for Uber. After launching its service in Denmark in 2014, Uber was criticized by taxi companies, drivers'unions, and politicians for failing to meet the legal standards required by established taxi companies, resulting in unfair competition.

A spokesman for the Copenhagen police said it would assess the decision. According to the Danish newspaper Berlingske, Uber had previously said it would pay any fine for drivers.


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