Russel, here in the US I used to drive cab in madison, WI. we have a non medallion taxi system in this city. We have the lowest fees in the country, actually pay lower costs for driving than Uber and medallion taxi companies collectively. anyone can start a cab company here but they must have insurance, certification and proper training just like UK black cabs. We even charge LESS than Uber for fares with most of the companies here because we do actual ride sharring where we allow customers to chare cab rides in the same direction to cut costs and use less gas. Uber doesnt even do that yet they call themselves a ride share company. 30% of the drivers in this city (including myself) no longer drive or have cut shifts by nearly half our weeks. PLEASE be sure to make mention to your viewers that UBER DOES NOT actually have ANY insurance coverage for their passengers and drivers in the US. Section 5 of Uber's American TOS contract clearly states that Uber's insurance is invalidated if the driver does not contact their own insurance provider and upgrade their policy. Also the coverage does not even cover the customer or ANYONE who may be injured by the vehicle. Much of the same term usage is in the UK TOS contract. KOCH ind paid for lobbying for Uber here in madison (Wisconsin state capital) and helped them push through a state law making it legal for uninsured drivers to give rides for money. Our idiot governor (who is also running for US president) has vowed to push more Koch legislation on a national level and make Uber legal nation wide in the US. Get the word out. Here is more source Info on Uber's activity in the US: www.ridesafemadison.net
and THANK YOU!!! for getting the truth out!!