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Queensland taxi, rideshare drivers issued hundreds of fines for refusing fares, price gouging

More than 600 fines have been given to Queensland taxi and rideshare drivers found to be refusing short fares and overcharging. 
Transport Minister Mark Bailey told ABC Radio Brisbane Mornings host Rebecca Levingston the enforcement blitz started in December and focused heavily around rides ordered and taken in Brisbane and the Gold Coast on and about December 31.

Authorities intercepted 2,056 taxis, limousines and booked hire vehicles.

Mr Bailey responded to reports in early November, of taxi and rideshare drivers demanding inflated cash fares without metres or apps at peak times by promising to stamp out the illegal practices.

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A rideshare driver behind the wheel with a map of streets on his phone.

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