Illegal ride-hailing services busted in Richmond, BC

CBC News

Twelve drivers illegally running ride-hailing services in Richmond, B.C., have been reprimanded — including a new driver with an “N” licence and another with an expired one.

“What it highlights is if a person uses one of these unregulated ride apps you’re getting into a stranger’s vehicle and there’s no guarantee of anything,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

In a written statement, the City of Richmond said the drivers were targeted as part of a joint effort between the city, the province’s Passenger Transportation Branch and RCMP over the past two weeks. …

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