In The Media | 12 January 2016

Disability groups fear Uber will kill off wheelchair cabs

Uber’s rise and future regulation will make it more difficult for people with a disability to get around, advocacy groups have warned, unless safeguards are put in place.

Despite widespread use in Victoria, the state is yet to regulate the popular ride-sharing service and has been considering how to do it for nearly a year.

In December, NSW and Western Australia joined the ACT in legalising Uber and other ride-sharing services. Many in the Labor government believe it is “inevitable” Uber will be legalised in the state.

And while disability groups are not opposed to Uber they want measures put in place to ensure people with a disability are left in the lurch.

Source: The Age