With the increasing popularity of the Uber Ride Service, the Seoul City Government has announced their plans to double their efforts in banning it from the city. Citing safety concerns and a lack of a centralized regulatory system, the government will continue to increase crack-downs and punishment for businesses and individuals who work with Uber. An ordinance passed in December allows for up to 1 million won in fines for Uber drivers in hopes of dissuading people from taking part in the “illegal transportation” system. Recently, Uber made a proposal to allow their drivers to register which would allow them to operate legally. However, the city rejected their proposal and has doubled down on their stance to shut down all Uber operations in South Korea. Meanwhile, the California-based firm continues their hope of resolving this situation to the mutual benefit of both parties.
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