Earlier today, I wrote about one UberX driver who reported that Los Angeles International Airport police were taking an especially tough line today against ride-sharing drivers. Airport police disputed that assertion, with a spokeswoman telling me that there was no heightened enforcement today. She said that LAX police always enforce traffic laws and that drivers, such as my source, know they must have valid commercial insurance to make airport drop-offs and pickups.
The driver sent me a scanned version of the ticket he received. I have redacted his identifying information and the information on his passenger. But here’s what he got cited for:
This is just another notice that if you use UberX or Lyft or any similar service to go to or from LAX, you need to understand your driver might be cited. Airport police officers have taken a much harsher stance against ride-sharing drivers than the LAPD. If your driver is cited, you won’t be in any trouble, but it will cause a slight hiccup in your travel day .