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Old Aug 2, 16, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by vh_bu98 View Post
What was the intention of the statement? Was it to scare people away from using Uber?
For consumer protection.

Originally Posted by vh_bu98 View Post
It comes off as if you are a passenger, that you would be in some kind of legal trouble for using it which is not the case.
Hong Kong does not penalize people for using Uber. However, as HKSAR Government is actively prosecuting Uber drivers and potentially Uber, a passenger may be commanded to testify in a court of law.

In the past, the same Government has once prosecuted a taxi driver because of HKD$0.50 (or 6 USD pennies). Even the case was dropped in the interest of justice (i.e. too costly to prosecute for $0.50), it shows how far the Government is willing to go.
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