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Torontonians think taxis are safer than Uber

The debate between Uber and taxis is still ongoing in Toronto as well as in other cities around world. However, a new poll by Mainstreet Technologies/Postmedia sheds some light on how Torontonians see these two car services.

One of the biggest issues plaguing UberX is the fact that its drivers don't have taxi licenses. Almost half of the poll respondents think this is okay; 37 percent disagree and 63 percent say that Uber drivers should play by the same rules as those who operate taxis.

Just 44 percent of respondents agree that Toronto should get rid of its current taxi system, which is municipally regulated.

For many, safety's a concern when it comes to Uber and this polls shows that 85 percent of respondents say taxis are safe and 48 percent of Torontonians agree that the ride-sharing app is safe as well. Unsurprisingly, 73 percent of people between the ages of 18-34 support Uber. This number drops to 22 percent for respondents over the age of 65.

According to CBC News, the poll's margin of error is +/-2.52 and it's current 19 times out of 20.

Do you think taxis are safer than Uber? Let us know in the comments.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this post said that 85 percent of Torontonians say taxis are safer than Uber. In fact, 85 percent of Torontonians say taxis are safe and 48 percent of Torontonians say Uber is safe.(21/08/2015)

Photo by Eric Yip in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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