Well, according to a new article in the Boston Globe, over 8000 drivers for ride hailing companies like Uber and Lyft were denied licenses to operate in Massachusetts under a new background check policy, so it could slow things down when your looking for a ride. But on the plus side – this new law is helping keep us safer.
The Globe article goes on to state that out of 70,789 drivers, 8206 were rejected. Of those 8000 plus drivers hundreds of drivers were rejected for having some hardcore crimes like sexual or violent offenses to drunk driving or reckless driving. There were also 51 applications that were rejected by the state due to the fact the applicants were sex offenders. Gheesh!
The most common reason for application rejections were suspended licenses and drivers not having enough experience driving for ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft.
To find out the the reactions of Uber and Lyft to new application rejections, you can read the article here!