Why Fingerprint Background Checks Matter
Posted: Nov 11, 2016
Why It Is Important to Know Your Driver Passed a Federal Fingerprint Background CheckTechnology and innovation dominate the transportation industry. We have seen proof of this over and over again from companies like Uber who are revolutionizing technology standards and seeing great results.
However, ride share companies are cutting corners when it comes to public safety. The process that Uber and Lyft take to look into the criminal history of their potential drivers is minimal at best.
Uber and Lyft both use third parties to help get their potential drivers on the road faster. For example one company that Uber uses is Checkr. Checkr uses publicly available information that they can find with a candidate's’ social security number.
There is a lot of valuable information that is left out with a simple Social Security Background Check because it cannot access every database.
A social security background check only checks records on the national level. This includes records from all states, counties and tribal territories. A Federal background check digs a lot deeper.
In order to get a Federal background check one must get their fingerprints taken, which can reveal crimes that were prosecuted at the Federal level.
- Tax Evasion
- Bank Robbery
- Sex Offenses
Thats a lot of stuff that I would want my driver not to have done…
Why would Uber and Lyft only check their drivers at the national level? I guess efficiency is worth more than public safety. This explains why there have been so many violent incidents with Uber and Lyft drivers across the world.
On the other hand, you do not have to worry about any of this when you order a taxi. Now with the RideYellow app you can order a taxi to your location within minutes and know that your driver is 100% Federally background checked and safe.
RideYellow takes all precautions before hiring a driver. When you are inside a taxi the driver guards your safety and is well trained to do so.
RideYellow also continuously keeps up to date with their drivers and penalizes the ones that get bad reviews. You can trust that RideYellow is the best taxi app and fires the safest taxi drivers.
Blake is the market representative for the RideYellow App. RideYellow is the largest and best taxi app in Southern California and it services Long Beach County, the South Bay, Los Angeles County, Orange County and more.