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TNC Police is out tonight.

KGB7

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They are out and giving tickets to taxis, Uber and lyft.

One got pulled over in Gtown by water front for not have a U sticker on the car.
 

THE MAN!

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They are out and giving tickets to taxis, Uber and lyft.

One got pulled over in Gtown by water front for not have a U sticker on the car.
Interesting, thought that was only a requirement of VA? At least it was in the beginning?
 

Bart McCoy

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So this is only DC enforcement?

Kind of petty to pull um over just for no trade dress.

I would challenge them for placement though, can be on almost any windshield of the car
 

THE MAN!

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So this is only DC enforcement?

Kind of petty to pull um over just for no trade dress.

I would challenge them for placement though, can be on almost any windshield of the car
Again, the trade dress came about as a requirement of VA when Uber and VA came to a temporary compromise before the permanent agreement back in January.
 

Bart McCoy

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Again, the trade dress came about as a requirement of VA when Uber and VA came to a temporary compromise before the permanent agreement back in January.
Yes but surely VA police are not pulling over people in DC. (he mentioned Georgetown)

Plus, how are they even doing this? They placing false calls for rides?

If you are pulled over by police neither you nor your pax are required to answer any questions by police to verify you are uber or doing livery. Burden of proof is on police, Never help them
 

THE MAN!

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Yes but surely VA police are not pulling over people in DC. (he mentioned Georgetown)

Plus, how are they even doing this? They placing false calls for rides?

If you are pulled over by police neither you nor your pax are required to answer any questions by police to verify you are uber or doing livery. Burden of proof is on police, Never help them
Yes but surely VA police are not pulling over people in DC. (he mentioned Georgetown)

Plus, how are they even doing this? They placing false calls for rides?

If you are pulled over by police neither you nor your pax are required to answer any questions by police to verify you are uber or doing livery. Burden of proof is on police, Never help them
Yes but surely VA police are not pulling over people in DC. (he mentioned Georgetown)

Plus, how are they even doing this? They placing false calls for rides?

If you are pulled over by police neither you nor your pax are required to answer any questions by police to verify you are uber or doing livery. Burden of proof is on police, Never help them
My exact point, why are DC TNC enforcing this? This was VA requirement. DC passed there regulation before VA and didn't require in there regulation. Personally I believe it puts people at risk. It's a lot easier for a criminal to get a hold of a trade dress sticker then paint/steal a cab and ride around looking for drunk woman late night. Which they already believe has happened more then once.
 

KGB7

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It's TNC police in DC, not regular police.

You know the circle at 3000 k St nw? They were there standing and catching drivers as the pulled in.
 

THE MAN!

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It's TNC police in DC, not regular police.

You know the circle at 3000 k St nw? They were there standing and catching drivers as the pulled in.
Only time I've really ever seen DC TNC before is at night in G-Town. Just another reason Uber is becoming less appealing at these rates if this is going to become the norm!
 

Ubermanpt

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That's exactly where I saw them before too. They have a unmarked dark blue or black car. They get you when you pull in that circle. And you do need the trade dress in DC. Uber reccomends in be in the right rear window but the law says it can be anywhere as long as visible by 50 feet I think.
 

KGB7

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That's exactly where I saw them before too. They have a unmarked dark blue or black car. They get you when you pull in that circle. And you do need the trade dress in DC. Uber reccomends in be in the right rear window but the law says it can be anywhere as long as visible by 50 feet I think.
Yup, same cars tonight. They were also checking taxis paper work as well.
 

Another Uber Driver

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They are called Harassmen-ER-uh-HACK Inspectors.

You must have the trade dress in the District of Columbia.

Unless that TNC vehicle is doing a street hail, I did not think that the Hack Inspectors could touch it.

If any TNC driver received a summons, perhaps he should contact his TNC.

There have been "arrangements" made by certain TNCs with a certain member of the D.C. City Council from a certain ward that is not East of the Anacostia to see to it that TNC vehicles are left alone.

People would do well to keep in mind that "arrangements" with D.C. Government Officials do not last long. In fact, in some cases, the D.C. Government Officials will forget that the "arrangements" were made, yet retain their benefits from these "arrangements".

D.C. politicians are notorious for their "What have you done for me, lately?" attitude, as well.
 

Red Dodge

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So the trade dress referee to. Is that the black and yellow Va Sticker or the Uber Symbol? I don't have any intention of branding my car as I only do this very part time. So I'll be only putting this stuff on when I'm working.
 

THE MAN!

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So the trade dress referee to. Is that the black and yellow Va Sticker or the Uber Symbol? I don't have any intention of branding my car as I only do this very part time. So I'll be only putting this stuff on when I'm working.
Both are required in VA. And trade dress in DC.
 

Ubermanpt

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No , the trade dress is the black uber "U" . You need that showing on DC , Maryland or Virginia . That's what they are looking for
 

Another Uber Driver

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yes but dc doesnt require a trade dress

The funny thing about this is that the D.C. Taxicab Commission is requiring it. While the City Council has told the DCTC not to regulate TNCs, for some reason, it has acquiesced to the requirement to show a trade dress. I suspect that this is to allow enforcement of the "no street hail" rules or laws. The "no street hails" is one of the few things on which TNCs and regulators seem to agree.
 

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