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DENVER (CBS4) – The ride sharing company Uber has been fined thousands of dollars so far this year for a variety of violations, including one involving a driver who didn’t have a valid driver’s license.
The undercover Public Utilities Commission inspectors typically pose as customers at Denver International Airport and specific locations in downtown Denver and use the ride-sharing apps to call for Uber or Lyft cars. (credit: CBS) When the vehicles arrive, the inspectors conduct surprise inspections.
CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger searched PUC records and found the results of those inspections. (credit: CBS) In the case of one Uber driver who didn’t have a valid driver’s license, the company was fined more than $4,300. Uber said the driver had a valid license when he first started driving for the company but at some point that license was revoked.
When the PUC notified Uber that the driver’s license wasn’t valid, the company said he was no longer allowed to use the app to pick up riders. (credit: CBS) In other cases, several vehicles were found not to have any markings that designated them as Uber vehicles. One car was found […]