July 17, 2015
Uber and St. Louis are going round and round about the requirements for licensing UberX drivers. Fingerprinting and drug testing are two of the bones of contention.
I don’t have a stake in the matter, but I will say that I would think twice about getting a ride from someone representing a company which argues that:
“...every ride is a drug test for an UberX driver because passengers can immediately report suspicious drivers through the app.” *
When? As they’re careening through the streets? As they’re going the wrong way on the entrance/exit ramp? Is it also the customer’s responsibility to fling open the door and dive out of the car should the situation call for it?
I think I’ll stick with traditional modes of transportation for a while.
*The quotation is from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, not directly from Uber.