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Uber banned in Berlin - - now all of Germany

From this morning's Metro paper I learn that Uber has been banned in Berlin on passenger safety grounds, as the drivers provided by Uber are "unvetted, unlicensed" and threatened Uber with a €25,000 fine.

Uber is under threat in many cities around the world including San Francisco and London.

I just mention it so that people considering using the app know of potential problems.

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"double posting"

Yes, because now that the Helpline is fragmented and people look in different places for their answers something as important as taxis may be referenced by the country, Transportation, and General.

If the Helpline hadn't been hit by a hand grenade a few months ago there would have been no need.

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It's actually a triple posting - Germany, Transportation, and General Europe - but we had those categories even before the retooling of the Helpline (though Germany was technically in the To the West section).

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I've just read that Uber has been banned in all of Germany, from yesterday. Uber's somewhat classic response is that they will ignore the ban.

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Only UberPop is currently banned as no driver is insured in case of an accident if it's an UberPop ride with a private car.

Uber, the limiousine service, is still available. Also there is the German equivalent to Uber, Blacklane.com. And then, very imporantly, MyTaxi works all over the country.