Transportation service ride-share service Lyft recently received a $60,000 federal fine for violating federal law, which prohibits people from engaging in “unfair or deceptive conduct” to earn money from ride-hailing companies.
The Department of Transportation’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the fine for the service on Tuesday, alleging that Lyft drivers are not required to undergo a safety test.
Lyft is also facing an investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) into its business practices and whether the service violates federal safety laws.
Lyft has a history of safety violations that have caused serious injuries and deaths.
The company’s drivers have faced lawsuits in the past and are facing additional lawsuits.
According to a report by Reuters, Lyft drivers in New York City were caught stealing bicycles and making false claims that they were insured, causing drivers to lose jobs and forcing Lyft to cut services to the city.
The New York Attorney General’s Office is also looking into the Lyft drivers.
Lyft’s website and phone app have been hacked several times in recent months.
In July, a former Lyft driver, John McBride, was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of making false statements to the DMV to obtain insurance.
Lyft also recently announced that it would suspend all operations in California, New York, Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Minnesota, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.
The Uber service also received a significant fine from OSHA for its alleged practices.
Uber has faced numerous lawsuits and penalties since its launch in the United States in 2015.
According a report from The Verge, Uber drivers have been sued more than 400 times and faced $2.5 billion in fines in 2016 alone.
Uber also lost a class action lawsuit against the company in 2017 after it was found to be in violation of federal law.
Uber was previously embroiled in a scandal over its use of GPS tracking software that was used to illegally collect and share rider data.
In 2018, Uber lost a lawsuit in Texas against the federal government over its GPS tracking program.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently fined Uber $10 million after the company failed to provide proof of compliance with the Federal Trade Commissions Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Uber drivers and drivers of ride-to-work services face fines and criminal charges for engaging in illegal conduct.
The US Department of Labor is also investigating Uber’s ride-hire drivers.
Uber’s suspension of its operations in the country comes amid a nationwide crackdown on ride-service drivers.
The Trump administration has said that the federal agencies regulations are necessary to combat the “dangers of the ride-hopping industry.”
According to Reuters, Uber has also lost several legal cases since launching its service.
In May 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the District Court of Massachusetts overturned a $3.5 million judgement against Uber and several other companies that it had issued against the Uber network.
The ruling was based on a decision by Uber and Lyft drivers who argued that the judge should have awarded a larger sum to Uber and not Uber.
Uber currently faces a federal civil rights investigation into its alleged violations of the Fair Credit Billings Act.
The agency said in a statement that the court had “found no evidence that Uber drivers or Uber drivers of other services were subjected to unlawful discrimination or retaliation.”
Uber has been under investigation by several state and federal agencies over its business and safety practices.
The companies suspensions come as the Federal Reserve is expected to begin raising interest rates next month, which could push the cost of consumer credit to an all-time high.