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Posted by portugalpress on November 26, 2018

In a bid to provide mandatory training to its drivers, Uber has announced three partnerships with training schools in a deal which should cost the company up to €2 million. The three institutions are Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa, Automóvel Clube de Portugal and Segurança Máxima.

The training is mandatory following the so-called ‘Uber Law’, which forces all drivers employed by companies like Uber to obtain a TVDE licence by February 28, 2019.

“We are delighted to have struck these partnerships with three of the best road training entities in the country,” said an official source for Uber.

“The over 6,500 drivers in Portugal will be able to conveniently access a training programme offering favourable conditions,” the source added.

Uber arrived in Portugal in July 2014 and currently operates in Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve, Braga and Guimarães.

The service’s app has been downloaded over 1.8 million times in Portugal.