Utah is one of several states that are banning the ride-hailing service from offering a car rental service in the state.
Utah’s transportation agency has announced that it will prohibit Uber from leasing cars to drivers, because the company has failed to meet safety and standards standards.
Utah’s Department of Transportation is banning Uber from its services in the city of Salt Lake City.
According to a press release from the state’s transportation department, “Uber and its partners in the transportation industry have repeatedly failed to provide safe, reliable, affordable transportation options to the millions of Utahns that use the UberX and UberX Plus platforms.”
Uber has also reportedly had issues with some Utah drivers and the state has not been able to enforce the state law banning the company from renting cars.
According a press statement from the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles, “In the past year, the Utah DMV has had issues regarding UberX drivers and we have had a number of cases where drivers have been issued citations and have had their driver’s license suspended or revoked.
UberX has also not followed the laws that are being enforced in other states.”
As a result of the company’s failure to meet Utah’s safety standards, Utah has passed a law that prohibits ride-sharing services from operating in the Utah state.
According the Utah Attorney General’s Office, “The Department of State and Local Services has taken action against Uber and its partner companies, and we will continue to do so.”
While Utah’s law is currently pending before the state legislature, a bill to ban Uber has been introduced in the legislature, which is expected to be considered by the full House and Senate by the end of the week.