Atlanta to Consider Fingerprinting Uber, Lyft Drivers
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Atlanta's city council will discuss the airport’s plan on Wednesday, AP said. The plan would also apply to Lyft and other ride-booking companies.
"While the Hartsfield-Jackson staff has recognized the benefits Lyft provides, the current plan as proposed will make it extremely difficult for Lyft to operate," Lyft said in a statement to AP.
The district attorney in San Francisco, where Uber is based, said the company’s screening process for its drivers is “completely worthless” without fingerprinting, AP reported.
A 2014 lawsuit against Uber states that in Los Angeles, "registered sex offenders, a kidnapper, identity thieves, burglars and a convicted murderer had passed Uber's 'industry leading' background check," AP said.
Uber works with more than 50 airports in the U.S., and none require fingerprints, the company said in a statement to AP. However, Uber drivers in New York City are fingerprinted, and the Los Angeles mayor recently said he would like his city to follow suit.
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