TNC Drivers In CA Will Face Stricter Background Checks

Posted on September 28, 2016

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- TNC drivers will be subject to stricter background checks and face tighter rules on driving under the influence through legislation authored by Assemblymen Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) and Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo).

Under one law, ride-hailing companies no longer can hire drivers who are registered sex offenders, have been convicted of violent felonies or, within the last seven years, have a driving-under-the-influence conviction. The companies will face fines of up to $5,000 for violating the rules.

The second law prohibits drivers from having a blood-alcohol level of 0.04 or higher compared to the current level of 0.08 for non-commercial drivers.

The Los Angeles Times article here

Related Topics: background checks, California operators, driver safety, hiring, hiring chauffeurs, Lyft, passenger safety, regulatory enforcement, state regulations, TNCs, Uber

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