Uber was founded a decade ago in 2009 as UberCab, and has since evolved into a global operation which reaches into over 750 metropolitan areas. Rebranding and launching as simply ‘Uber’ in 2012, the service has flourished to become the globally recognised alternative to taxis, with over 16,000 employees and 100 million users worldwide. Uber services are available in locations as far and wide as Singapore, Kenya, Istanbul, and the Dominican Republic.
Uber is not a taxi service; it is a private ride service that operates similarly to Private Hire without the need for drivers to have special taxi licences. Customers order a ride via the Uber phone app or website, and a driver is then dispatched to their location and paid accordingly. The fare for the journey is always advised to the customer before they commit to the ride; this ensures there is minimal disputes with the driver making it a safer environment. Vehicles used for Ubering are typically subject to annual safety inspections and more stringent scrutiny.
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We require a copy of both the front and reverse of the drivers licence photocard.
Ever since the deprecation of the paper countpart driving licence, we require access to the DVLA online licence summary. You will need to provide us with a “check code” that can be obtained from: https://www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number
We require a copy of your PHV badge to prove you are a registered PHV driver.
If the policy is being rated based on a No Claims Bonus discount, we will require proof of the NCB entitlement.