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Broward Commissioners Decide on Fines for Uber, Lyft Drivers

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    Broward Commissioners Decide on Fines for Uber, Lyft Drivers
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    The Broward County Commission gave its final vote Tuesday on a set of fines for unregistered drivers who operate under ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

    Fines for a first offense are $250, with a second offense fine of $500. Third offenses will be fines $750 and the fourth will be a $1,000 fine.

    The proposed fines were much heftier, with $1,000 a day for a third offense, $5,000 a day for the fourth and $15,000 if a court finds a violation to be irreversible.

    In April, commissioners passed an ordinance that requires vehicle inspections, background checks that include fingerprinting and 24/7 insurance that complies with state law for the drivers.

    Broward County Passes Uber, Lyft Ordinance

    [MI] Broward County Passes Uber, Lyft Ordinance
    The Broward County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance Tuesday that will require vehicle inspections, background checks that include fingerprinting and 24/7 insurance that complies with state law, for drivers of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.
    (Published Tuesday, April 28, 2015)

    So far, Uber has refused to follow county law and has paid more than $25,000 in fines. Commissioners said they need hefty fines to force Uber to follow the law.

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