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Uber issued letter to cease operations in Broward

The Broward County Commission sent a stern letter to Uber about its drivers.

The popular mobile app, which connects you to local, private drivers, was warned that its drivers violated the Motor Carriers Ordinance on county streets and at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades.

By law, drivers must obtain a chauffeur’s license as well as have a current valid carrier permit for their vehicle. In addition, the ordinance requires all drivers operating at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport or Port Everglades to have a separate permit or decal. Adequate insurance and a fee for the privilege are also required to operate at both locations.

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According to the letter, the ordinance is intended to “protect the safety of the traveling public, ensure efficient use of Airport and Port facilities, and generate revenue needed to operate the Airport and Port.”

First violation is a trespassing warning, while continued violations may lead to drivers being arrested, their cars impounded and fines imposed against them and the company. The drivers must obtain the appropriate permits, licenses, and decals, and comply with all county ordinances and rules.

Until then, Uber is directed to cease operations in Broward County.

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