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  #1542029 26-Apr-2016 10:48
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gzt: The simple answer is that Uber is not a ride sharing service. The driver and passenger do not share the same destination or purpose.


I think the ride sharing concept comes into play because you can be sharing with other customers. I'm not sure if that fits the legal definition of a ride sharing service in New Zealand, but that's definitely how their low cost option operates overseas (once again, no comment on whether this is legally so). We had a few Uber rides in San Francisco that we shared with other passengers.


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  #1542456 26-Apr-2016 21:45
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We had a few Uber rides in San Francisco that we shared with other passengers.

 

 

Thats Uberpool (not offered in Auckland).

 

 

 

The law is quite clear here. In a carpool situation passengers can contribute towards the running costs of the vehicle incl parking, but not other costs such as fines incurred on the journey or the driver's time.


 
 
 
 


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