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80% of consumers believe that Uber and similar not adhere to laws

Staff writer |
A new survey reveals that 80% of consumers believe that ride-hailing services, such as Lyft, Sidecar, Uber and Whisk are transportation providers, not technology companies as these services claim, in circumvention of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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A survey was done by Harris Poll and commissioned by the National Limousine Association.

According to the survey, 73% of consumers consider drivers of ride-hailing service to be employees of the ride-hailing services, when, in actuality, they are independent contractors who are not required to adhere to or comply with the same standards and regulations applicable to taxis and limousines.

Only 18% of Americans would continue to use ride-hailing services if they did not adhere to applicable labor laws.

"In a society that increasingly values convenience over safety and responsibility, it is the obligation of the National Limousine Association to raise awareness about how ride-hailing services, for reasons of financial gain, are circumventing the fair labor laws and are not required to adhere to or comply with the same safety standards and regulations applicable to taxis and limousines.

"As the survey clearly illustrates, ride hailing services are misleading passengers, exploiting drivers and putting the public at risk," said Scott Solombrino, NLA co-founder.