Ridesharing is no Safer Than Hitch-hiking - Response to Claims from CHOICE

11 September 2015 | NSW Taxi Council

The NSW Taxi Council notes the statement from Choice regarding our campaign against illegal ridesharing.

The campaign is not about any one particular service; it is about illegal Point-to-Point services where there are no government regulations on safety and reliability.

The NSW Taxi Council believes it is in the consumer’s interest to make them aware that if they get into a private illegal ridesharing vehicle with a private driver where there are no government-backed checks for safety and security, it is akin to hitch-hiking. We stand by this position.

In the spirit of cooperation, the NSW Taxi Council has previously written to Choice to seek to work collaboratively in the interests of the consumer on the issue of safe taxi travel. To date, we have not received a response.