09.09.2020

Illegals can’t be suspended from taxi driving

Illegals can’t be suspended from taxi driving

Moscow Arbitral tribunal had taken the side of taxi aggregators in a dispute about whether they should check the availability of transport permits for the drivers. The Moscow Administrative Road Inspection demanded to prohibit the transfer of orders to illegal taxi drivers by Gett, Citymobil and Yandex. The court however decided that such services have no authority to verify these drivers. Market participants themselves also consider such requirements unreasonable, but are ready to voluntarily verify cab drivers through the systems of the Moscow Department of Transport and with the help of "secret buyers".

Thus the Arbitration Court of Moscow refused to satisfy the claim of MADI with the requirement to prohibit Gett service to transfer orders to drivers without passenger and luggage transportation permits in Moscow and Moscow region. The lawsuit was filed in April together with the similar ones regarding Citymobil and Yandex; today they are still under consideration. 

The court decided that in the Russian legislation there is no concept of the aggregator of taxi transportation services, so it is impossible to oblige drivers to control their permits.

Besides, only state authorities, including the Moscow Administrative Road Inspection, General Administration for Traffic Safety and Department of Transport, have such authorities. At the same time, under an agreement with the Department of Transport Gett already voluntarily checks the availabitily of a permit during the registration of the driver, said the press-service of the Moscow Arbitral tribunal.


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