Reply to post: Re: And he would have gotten away with it too

Uber driver drove sleeping woman miles away from home to 'up the fare'. Now he's facing years in the clink for kidnapping, fraud

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Re: And he would have gotten away with it too

You'd be surprised at how little some of those checks are here in the UK, whichy vary according to location. There's also the distinction between taxis and private hire vehicles, with often lesser checks for the latter, and done by local authorities which don't communicate with each other. Ther are plenty of recoded cases of someone being refused a private hire license in one town, due to failed checks, so getting one in the next town over. you're also never going to filter out those with no prior convictions. Take pretty much any serial killer as an example of why not yet being convicted of anything doesn't mean you're safe to drive a taxi...

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