The city has charged three drivers for offering rides through Kijijji this past week, under its vehicle-for –hire bylaw.

London’s chief enforcement officer, Orest Katolyk, says there has been a recent increase in people offering rides on social media platforms.

The city’s vehicle-for-hire bylaw allows licensed drivers to offer rides in their private vehicles through approved transportation network companies such as Uber.  

“Accepting a ride advertised on the internet means you know nothing about the driver and nothing about the car,” says Katolyk,

The first-time ticket for unlicensed drivers is $1,000. The maximum fine for subsequent convictions is $50,000.