Ride-hailing platforms ban unqualified drivers
Local online ride-hailing platforms banned 254 unqualified drivers from accepting online orders while 818 illegal online ride-hailing cars were forbidden from use recently. As of December 21, 155 drivers using fake IDs were banned from driving ride-hailing cars, Shanghai Morning Post reported Tuesday.
On Monday afternoon, traffic police launched a citywide campaign against illegal ride-hailing cars at all the airports and railway stations in Shanghai. Traffic police seized nine illegal online ride-hailing cars at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in under 30 minutes.
Local authorities started talks with local ride-hailing platforms and initiated checks since September. Currently, information of registered cars, personnel and orders on these platforms is docked with the city’s online ride-hailing supervision platform. 47,000 questionable accounts and 13,000 unqualified drivers are banned.
As of December 20, 26,097 drivers have gained official certificates of being a legal ride-hailing driver.