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State Mobility Law enforcement stalled due to Uber injunction

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Government of Quintana Roo continues to wait on a judicial ruling to move forward with the new Mobility Law regulations. State Secretary Cristina Torres says that they are awaiting the constitutional hearing after Uber filed an injunction.

Uber filed the injunction in objection to several regulations under the newly created law. Torres says the rideshare company is objecting to the prohibition that an Uber partner owns more than one vehicle, in addition to the limitation on the total number of vehicles that can be added.

She says the State Government will defend those restrictions in court since they were added based on avoiding the proliferation of vehicles and to limit the emission of greenhouse gases, while the ban on vehicle fleets is to prevent unfair competition.

Uber is also disputing the mandatory criminal record check of drivers. Torres says the new state Mobily Law will require a letter of non-criminal record, something that the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation has already declared unconstitutional and has already been challenged by the National Human Rights Commission.

She explained that the company has not won any protections, but is in a legal process. She says as long as the provisional suspensions last and they cannot enforce the regulations, everything continues “as is” with Uber not operating illegally in a legal loophole.