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Uber Drivers Should Get FBI Fingerprint-based Background Checks

Recently, there have been numerous stories of Uber drivers, who passed the company’s background check, harming passengers. Earlier this year, an Uber driver Duncan Burton, 57, was arrested and charged with sexual assault in Houston. According to court documents, Burton performed sexual acts on the woman who he knew was unconscious and unaware and could […]

Every Ride With Uber is a Gamble

Although many professions – teachers, plumbers, electricians, architects, bus drivers and taxi drivers – require it in order to establish a person’s identity, Ride-Sharing company Uber refuses to fingerprint drivers. “You’d have to be crazy to employ people who haven’t been fingerprinted because you’d only be one disaster away from being sued,” said Georgia State Rep. […]