Puerto Rico police to crack down on Uber in tourist zones
SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico say they will crack down on Uber drivers who attempt to pick up passengers in designated tourist zones in San Juan including airports.
Tuesday’s announcement comes after police met with Uber employees and cab drivers following a weekend protest that paralyzed traffic in the capital of San Juan. Cab drivers organized the protest after accusing Uber drivers of encroaching on their territory.
Police urged cab drivers to take down the license plates of Uber drivers instead of physically confronting them. Cab drivers have increasingly clashed with Uber employees since the ride-booking company began service in Puerto Rico in July.
Police said Uber drivers could face penalties ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 if they violate a law that bars them from tourist zones.