Uber drivers are no longer allowed to accept orders for rides with their smartphones. The Brussels government has decided that according to the Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique on Monday.
Drivers who break the rules will receive a warning at the first check but risk a fine afterwards. The car can also be confiscated.
Belgian rules stipulate that renters of cars with a driver, which Uber actually does, are not allowed to work with orders via geolocation on a smartphone.
In addition, an agreement between driver and passenger must be concluded at least three hours in advance.
A representative of Uber in Belgium says that the regulations are still under investigation by the Constitutional Court. Therefore, it is “incomprehensible” that measures are being taken against two thousand drivers, according to Uber.