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London plans curbs on Uber with driver tests, pickup limits

LONDON _ Uber Technologies Inc. faces curbs on its expansion in Britain after London Mayor Boris Johnson's transport regulator proposed that drivers of private-hire minicabs should face English-language and navigational tests, stricter insurance requirements and limits on bookings. The recommendations are part of a consultation on minicab regulation starting Wednesday and running for 12 weeks, Transport for London said in an emailed statement. "No final decisions have been made and we're keen to hear a range of views," TfL Chief Operating Officer Garrett Emmerson said in the release. Uber, whose phone application-based booking system has changed the face of taxi...