Are Uber Drivers Allowed to Install Taxi Cab Roof Lights on Their Cars?


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In some cities, Uber drivers who are licensed taxi operators may install taxi cab roof lights on their cars. Such vehicles usually need to be commercially licensed and insured. In some locations, Uber partners with local cab companies whose drivers use cars already equipped with standard taxi cab markings.

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Uber drivers who are not licensed cab operators typically may not place any kind of taxi cab markings, including roof lights and fare meters, in their vehicles. Conversely, in most places taxis are required to bear such markings and equipment. Regulations for driving services and taxi services vary by location, so drivers should consult their local motor vehicle division for specific rules.

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