Lack of Uber Background Checks Causes Havoc

Posted on October 28, 2016

Uber Driver Who Crashed With Passenger Onboard Has Long Record Of Driving Infractions: A copy of driver Jean Paul Caillot's driving record shows several violations dating back to 1986, including two since 2010. That record includes citations for speeding, as well as failures to stop and two citations for driving without an inspection sticker. Throughout the 30 years of records, there are also several suspensions and reinstatements. His most recent citation was for an improper turn in 2015. WCVB 5 ABC article here

Uber Warns Of Fake-Driver Scam Spike At New York Airports: At JFK and La Guardia airports, the illegal drivers are aided by fixers who hang out near arrival areas and aggressively solicit passengers. The New York Post article here

Uber, Lyft Cause Traffic Headaches Following First Two World Series
Even with no-parking signs lining the street designating a specific waiting place for TNCs, Uber and Lyft drivers decided to pick up passengers in the wrong area. News 5 Cleveland article here

Transgender Woman Claims She Was Thrown Out Of Uber: When the driver arrived, Chanel Santini said the driver immediately sexually harassed her and asked cruel questions. According to her, after several offensive remarks, the Uber driver ordered her out of his car shortly after picking her up. Click 2 Houston article here

Uber Driver Allegedly Had Marijuana: After getting pulled over for texting and driving, the man told the officer he was “with Uber” and was using his phone to respond to a rider’s message. After searching the vehicle, officers found a glass baby food jar containing two marijuana blunts. There were also two marijuana cigarettes in the back ash trays, as well as one in the front that the operator admitted to having. Darien News article here

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