The five minute waiting period is the most queried regulation in the new tougher regulations proposed for Uber by the LTDA.A black cab driver #AndyCabb, explains as follows:
“It is not because we have extra costs that gives us the right to ply for hire and be hailed down in the street. It is because we have the necessary skills needed to pick up and safely set off for the destination immediately.
The principle behind PHV needing to be pre booked is that it gives the unskilled driver time to find his pick up, park safely and properly, look up his destination and plan a proper and reasonable route with the aid of a satnav if necessary.
It’s the same principle that should determine that PHV fares should be fixed fares in case the unskilled driver veres away from the correct route.”
Cab driver #AndyCab
Thank you Andy, this makes sense.