The US, UK and Canada have passed laws to ensure that all Toyota Prius cars driven in their cities are operated by Uber and can be used by Uber customers. The rising demand for Uber and the public perception that all Toyota Prius cars are Ubers has forced the cities to act quickly and pass legislation.
Any Prius owner who does not register with Uber will face tough penalties and may have their car seized and auctioned off to legitimate Uber drivers if they refuse to sign up themselves.
One of the proponents of the new legislation who was caught out before the law was changed was Londoner Sandeep Singh: “I got in and asked are you my Uber? He replied with no mate, who the fuck are you and what the fuck are you doing in my car? I’m still shocked by the incident, what did he think he was doing, he was in a Toyota Prius and parked within 30 metres of where my pickup was supposed to be!”