With the popularity of Uber on the rise, the nationwide debate of those with criminal records driving for companies, is getting a second look. Currently Uber drivers have to pass the same criminal background check as a taxi driver.
One county is taking this subject to a new level, Broward county has passed tighter restrictions on those applying for a chauffeur license. This has created some controversy as it has resulted in some current chauffeur licenses to be revoked.
Uber and others use a criminal record search company to determine if an applicant has a clean criminal history and is qualified be a driver.