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Guilty of assault? Wanna drive for Uber? No problem, as long as it was eight years ago...

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236 Rider Driver
 Posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Is it just me or is this a bit lax.

"The paper reports that Bivines was charged with assault in DeKalb County in 2009, and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of battery in May 2010. But the offense wouldn't have been flagged by Uber's driver pre-screening process because it only tracks criminal records as far back as seven years, according to the Journal Constitution."


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    135 Rider
     4 years ago

    There are plenty of people who want to or do drive for Uber, I think they can afford to make the requirments a bit stricter...

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    188 Rider
     4 years ago

    No, this is way to lax! I don't want to get in a car with any criminal, no matter how long ago they were charged.

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      4086 Rider Driver
       3 years ago

      Wow, so there is no forgiveness...ever? That seems a little harsh to me.

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    16 Driver
     4 years ago

    That does seem crazy. We're not talking about a credit report here, this is people's safety.