News of: Wednesday, May 20 2015,
The maximum fine for illegal taxi services has been raised from Eur 100,000 to E 1 million.
For each illegal taxi driver who gets caught working for UberPop, the company has to pay a fine of E 50,000. The maximum fine is E 1 million.
Taxi drivers can also get fined themselves. This fine is E 4,200, and can grow to E 10,000. Uber has always said it will pay these fines for the drivers.
The UberPop service is illegal in the Netherlands because the taxi drivers need a license, which they don't have, and there are other laws they don't comply with.
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