Persons who use TNCs such as Uber or Lyft should view the CBC’s October 22, 2018 broadcast of “The Fifth Estate” titled “The Problem With Uber” and it’s detrimental impact on the quality and safety of the riding public in Taxis, Limousines and Private for Hire such as Uber. The program is shown below.
Most governments have strict laws regarding such modes of travel commonly referred to as the taxi or livery industry. The problem is that Uber came along and barged into the market place like a bull in a china shop with absolutely no regard for local laws governing such services. They have even failed to take criminal background checks on new and existing drivers.
Calgary, for example requires all cab drivers to have an annually updated enhanced criminal background check which includes cases pending before the courts and court restraining orders. Uber drivers get a criminal review on their first license but it’s not clear on their license renewal as they are not required to have local regulators do it–they entirely rely on Uber’s purported annual review if any.
Fortunately, unlike the taxi industry, they do not service women’s shelters or unaccompanied children.
So which would you rather have show up at your door, a screened professional driver who’s undergone exhaustive driver training and regular criminal checks or someone possibly unworthy on any trust you would bestow upon him.