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Lyft Will Now Run Daily Background Checks on Drivers

We’ve all heard horror stories of Lyft and Uber drivers sexually assaulting and committing other crimes against passengers. One Uber driver was arrested last week for trying to rob a passenger’s home after dropping him off at the airport. Now Lyft will require continuous background checks to tackle issues with sketchy drivers, according to Engadget . The company previously ran annual background checks on its active drivers, but it will now conduct daily scans to ensure the safety of its riders. A CNN report from last year found that 103 Uber drivers and 18 Lyft drivers were accused of sexual assaults. Four of the Lyft drivers have been convicted; however, more stories of passengers being put in uncomfortable situations have surfaced. A recent Twitter thread by actor and comedian Anna Gillcrist highlights some keys issues faced when reporting inappropriate behavior by drivers to Lyft. Last night I took a @lyft home from my friends bachelorette. It was a line, so there were two people...

Arriana McLymore

Apr 16, 2019