The province of British Columbia is taking action against illegal ride-sharing services. The city of Victoria said that they handed out a total of 23 fines of $1,150.
The Ministry of Transportation noted that several pop-up companies have been recruiting drivers to operate their personal cars as taxis. None of these drivers have taken the proper safety precautions by inspecting their vehicles, proper insurance, or police background checks. In a statement, the Ministry of Transportation said:
“It is the driver, not the app companies, that are operating illegally and are subject to penalties and fines of $1,150. These drivers are subject to possible further sanctions for not disclosing the commercial use of their vehicles to lease and insurance providers.”
The province named the following as companies illegally offering ride-sharing services through apps and drivers:
- Udi Kuaiche
- U Drop
- Dingdang Carpool
- AO Rideshare
If you have questions, concerns, or want to report any of these illegal services, please contact the Passenger Transportation Branch at (604) 527-2195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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