Uber pays $1.7m in fines to Queensland Government
UBER is helping to fill the state coffers, with drivers for the ride-sharing service fined more than $1.7 million in the past 12 months.
A cease and desist order has been in place on the app-based company since May last year, with transport officials slapping drivers with fines of up to $1707 for operating without authorisation.
Providing a taxi service without an appropriate licence can bring a fine of $1366.
In the past year, 1536 infringement notices have been issued against 538 drivers for a total value of $1,732,262. Of those, 1234 fines have been paid, reaping the state $1,415,213.
It is understood Uber pays the fines for its driver.