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Re: Do "Normal" Taxi firms vet their drivers to this level... would think not... does anyone know?

Yes they do. Taxi firms are required to get Police Background checks of Drivers. Uber doesnt do this, because they Claim a) they're not a taxi firm, and b) they dont employ the Drivers (they're freelancers apparently). That's part of the reason why Uber can be cheaper than the competition, it costs Money to do things like Background checks which Uber are weaseling their way out of. London has at least started to reign this in by removing Uber's licence and part of the reasoning was that they were breaking the law by not doing These Background checks...

So anything that forces Über do to these things that are required of everyone else is a good thing, even if it ends up costing you a little bit more in your taxi (sorry Uber) fare...

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