February 5, 2015 / 1:42 AM / 3 years ago

S.Korea rejects Uber proposal for driver registration system

SEOUL, Feb 5 (Reuters) - South Korea’s transport ministry on Thursday rejected ride-sharing service provider Uber Technologies Inc’s proposal for a new driver registration system, and said it would continue taking action to stop the ride service’s operations.

The ministry issued a statement saying Uber was violating rules requiring drivers and vehicles used in taxi services to be licensed. It also denied reports that Uber was in negotiations for a new driver registration system.

Uber proposed on Wednesday a new registration system for its drivers in South Korea, seeking to overcome a ban on connecting passengers to private cars in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. (Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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