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New bill regulating activity of Uber, Taxify in Romania, submitted to Parliament

A draft bill regulating ridesharing services in Romania, such the ones provided by Uber or Taxify, has been submitted to the Parliament by several MPs from both ruling and opposition parties.

2018-04-26 15:37:44

For example, according to the new bill, the ridesharing services will require authorization from the local authorities in the cities where they operate, local Startupcafe.ro reported. Also, the bill provides a minimum age limit for the drivers, according to Romania Insider.

The legislative proposal submitted to the Senate for debate defines ridesharing services as "the movement of several people with the help of a motor vehicle, based on a ridesharing contract concluded between the passenger(s) and the driver of the motor vehicle, which is facilitated by a company authorized under this law, through an online technology platform/app."

Under these new rules, the ridesharing platforms are obliged to provide a passenger support/assistance service by a team that is available and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for incidents occurring during the trip, and to track all trips by GPS. Also, the companies providing such services will have to keep the details of each trip for at least 2 years, to keep the drivers' financial data for at least 2 years from the date of their withdrawal from the platform, and to provide these data at the justified request of a competent authority.



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