Just a lot of to-ing and fro-ing of forms between Uber, Transport/State Growth, waiting for this, that and the other to be approved, as well as a couple of instances of Uber telling him he needed to submit a certain form to the department, who then told him no, you need to send it to Uber and THEY submit it to us, form then not submitted by Uber etc. Just the usual bureaucratic-type processes. Uber only started in Hobart in 2016, and there's nowhere near the number of drivers as in the mainland capitals, so the process here still doesn't seem to be very streamlined at all!Why did it take that long?
good to know that background check are being done. My neighbour thought as much.
he has 2 demerit points left and is hoping that is not a problem.
what’s the rules with demerit points?
I’m told that offences including speed over 45kmh, drink driving is a no go for UberUnless RMS have an issue with it, there are no rules. Uber doesn't ask for your traffic history (also, to be a bit pedantic, he doesn't have "2 points left" he has 10 points - you gain demerit points not lose them). As a professional driver, however, he will have a demerit point allowance of 13, meaning he'll be 3 points away from losing his license instead of just 2. However, if he's clocked up 10 demerits in 3 years, perhaps driving the general public around for profit isn't all that great an idea.