Why Uber Should Let the Government Do Its Background Checks

Despite the company's protests, it wouldn't be stifled by requiring drivers to get standard commercial licenses
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The process Uber uses to screen prospective drivers has come under scrutiny again this week. It started when a passenger in New Delhi accused her Uber driver of rape, leading to a nationwide ban of the car service in India. Then came a lawsuit from Los Angeles and San Francisco, which accused Uber of misleading passengers about the background checks for its drivers. 

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