LAX police gave out at least 112 citations to UberX and Lyft drivers in January

Police at Los Angeles International Airport gave out 112 citations in January to ride-share drivers, mainly from UberX and Lyft, for a lack of commercial insurance, a police spokeswoman said.

All of the citations were either secondary or tertiary violations, Sgt. Belinda Nettles said in an email. What does this mean? It means that the police pulled over the driver for another reason — maybe a broken taillight — and then discovered the driver lacked a commercial insurance policy. A driver who shared his ticket with this blog was caught for having tinted windows. He got a warning for the windows but received citations for the insurance.

Nettles said there were only 10 of these violations in February. There was no data yet available from March.

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