Uber driver hit with first fine

 
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Ride hire app Uber suffered a fresh blow in Germany yesterday, after a Frankfurt taxi operator won a temporary injunction against an Uber partner driver.

Earlier this month, the Frankfurt regional court imposed an injunction on the firm’s ride-sharing offering UberPop – that allows passengers to share a hire car to the same destination – banning it throughout Germany.

Uber can face fines of up to €250,000 (£154,000) per trip if it is caught violating the ban. The driver will no longer be able to offer services through the taxi app and will be punished with a €1,000 fine. Furthermore, the driver could face a €250,000 fine or jail time if he continued to work via UberPop.

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