Judge rules against New York City’s cruising time caps for Uber, Lyft drivers



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Judge rules against New York City’s cruising time caps for Uber, Lyft drivers

A NY-judge had ruled in favour of San Francisco, CA-based ride-sharing pioneer Uber Technologies alongside its smaller rival Lyft Inc. in a lawsuit brought against the New York City over a new law inclined on the drivers of ride-sharing services that imposed a cap on how much time drivers of ride-sharing services such as Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc.

would be allowed to surf through the Manhattan streets without any passengers. On top of that, labelling the New York City’s recently inclined time-cap on ride-sharing services’ drivers “arbitrary and capricious,” a judge of the Supreme Court of the state of New York, Lyle Frank had stripped off the legislations New York City had imposed previously over the drivers of ride-hailing services.

Besides, latest verdict that went in favour of ride-hailing services’ drivers came against the backdrop of a law passed by the New York City back in August this year to put a limit on passenger-free cruising times for the drivers of Uber and Lyft in a bid to reduce traffic congestion in Manhattan, however, the rule had also passively supported the causes of traditional taxi drivers who had been facing off fierce competition from much-cheaper ride-sharing alternatives, in particular in the congested city street areas likes of Manhattan.