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Don't you just hate when all someone does is post a link (not just you arto).

At least quote something from the article to actually make me interested and want to read more.

No I am not clicking on the link.
 

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If you have criminal history - you will not pass the bg check - I not see news there.
No, these are current drivers not prospects. Which means if you have something in your past further then 7 years they could deactivate you.
EDIT: It might not affect you and me but it will affect a lot more then just 8 drivers if they go back and do a REAL background check.
 

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Ok I am going to chime in on this however I do not want anyone taking this out of context because I believe
in being fair about things. A disturbing comment that was made in this article which was a red flag for me and we all
know you can not believe everything you here especially over the internet. Not to say there is an issue however I wanted to address
a concern. If you look at the article it says The drivers, who have convictions including assault, DUI and possession of child pornography, were identified in recent weeks by L.A. Yellow Cab, which has been lobbying strenuously against allowing Uber and other ride-hailing services into the airport.

Now it says identified by L.A. Yellow Cab.. No go figure? Now what I would like to know is what is the standard procedure to
obtain a taxi license thorough LADOT? Meaning what is the approval requirements regarding there background checks? From what
I read there is nothing that says you will be denied if you are a convicted felon only if you fail to disclosure your criminal record
on your application. Now we know a lot of employers go back 7 years however it seems like from what the person who wrote the
article is saying that if you have a crime dating back 20 years ago you would be denied. Now with all this in mind and for
entertainment purposes I would love to see a thorough back ground check on all the taxi drivers in Los Angeles county to see'
all these drivers with the most perfect record to were if they wanted to they could join the FBI because there record is so clean.

Another thing that was disturbing is L.A. Yellow Cab believe if you were arrested BUT not convicted then why are you
allowed to drive. So I would like to see all taxi drivers arrest records BUT not convictions and see if they are practicing what
they preach or they are just stirring shit up. I believe its fair don't you?
 

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Good on Uber for doing what they should have been doing all along!

On a side note.. I recently had a cab driver in DTLA block the road in front of me (photo from the story).
 

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I would love to see a sampling of hotel, rental car and parking shuttle driver backgrounds, I am sure no convicted felons slipped through....
 

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Good on Uber for doing what they should have been doing all along!

On a side note.. I recently had a cab driver in DTLA block the road in front of me (photo from the story).
Gretzky I have been posting numerous messages on this forum about the cabs going to any lengths to
control the market. Even if uBer cleans up the back ground thing and doing the fingerprint license thing
it is not going to change that they have competition. All they are doing now is trying to paint the most horrible
image about ride share drivers. My question is how clean are there records? I would like LADOT to chime in on that.
 

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Ok I am going to chime in on this however I do not want anyone taking this out of context because I believe
in being fair about things. A disturbing comment that was made in this article which was a red flag for me and we all
know you can not believe everything you here especially over the internet. Not to say there is an issue however I wanted to address
a concern. If you look at the article it says The drivers, who have convictions including assault, DUI and possession of child pornography, were identified in recent weeks by L.A. Yellow Cab, which has been lobbying strenuously against allowing Uber and other ride-hailing services into the airport.

Now it says identified by L.A. Yellow Cab.. No go figure? Now what I would like to know is what is the standard procedure to
obtain a taxi license thorough LADOT? Meaning what is the approval requirements regarding there background checks? From what
I read there is nothing that says you will be denied if you are a convicted felon only if you fail to disclosure your criminal record
on your application. Now we know a lot of employers go back 7 years however it seems like from what the person who wrote the
article is saying that if you have a crime dating back 20 years ago you would be denied. Now with all this in mind and for
entertainment purposes I would love to see a thorough back ground check on all the taxi drivers in Los Angeles county to see'
all these drivers with the most perfect record to were if they wanted to they could join the FBI because there record is so clean.

Another thing that was disturbing is L.A. Yellow Cab believe if you were arrested BUT not convicted then why are you
allowed to drive. So I would like to see all taxi drivers arrest records BUT not convictions and see if they are practicing what
they preach or they are just stirring shit up. I believe its fair don't you?
You're approaching to this issue from different angle.
1)I don't want to pax to think, that uber doesn't do proper BG C and onboards anyone
2) I don't want to be associated with someone who has a criminal history as such as(rubbery , child porn etc)
3) FBI fingerprint check means, less drivers and more surge,
 

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You're approaching to this issue from different angle.
1)I don't want to pax to think, that uber doesn't do proper BG C and onboards anyone
2) I don't want to be associated with someone who has a criminal history as such as(rubbery , child porn etc)
3) FBI fingerprint check means, less drivers and more surge,
I get what you are saying about this. It was not meant to bash you however it was meant to show intent when you
read the article. It is basically saying uBer is the wild wild west and I remember when I first started with uBer how the
cabs would say you never know what car you are going to get into when you ride with uBer. The thing with the finger
prints really doesn't carry that much weight except for the fact of bringing up your criminal record. My question is uBer
said we do not go back further then 7 years but yet most of the cases in this article do go beyond 7 years so my question is
what is the procedure that cabs go through for qualification regarding there background checks. Example driver fills
out application and LADOT does background check and finger prints ok i get it. Now what they do with that information is
a WHOLE different story. Do they hire people who have been arrested but NEVER convicted of a crime which is the same as if
you never committed a crime and if you have had issues in the past how far back do they go, Because from what I read they are
making it seem like when you jump into a taxi you never ever have anything to worry about because our drivers are clean.

I do agree with you with what you posted above however we all need to be fair about things as well.
 

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I get what you are saying about this. It was not meant to bash you however it was meant to show intent when you
read the article. It is basically saying uBer is the wild wild west and I remember when I first started with uBer how the
cabs would say you never know what car you are going to get into when you ride with uBer. The thing with the finger
prints really doesn't carry that much weight except for the fact of bringing up your criminal record. My question is uBer
said we do not go back further then 7 years but yet most of the cases in this article do go beyond 7 years so my question is
what is the procedure that cabs go through for qualification regarding there background checks. Example driver fills
out application and LADOT does background check and finger prints ok i get it. Now what they do with that information is
a WHOLE different story. Do they hire people who have been arrested but NEVER convicted of a crime which is the same as if
you never committed a crime and if you have had issues in the past how far back do they go, Because from what I read they are
making it seem like when you jump into a taxi you never ever have anything to worry about because our drivers are clean.

I do agree with you with what you posted above however we all need to be fair about things as well.
I totally get what you're saying, but guess what,
I don't care what taxi companies,LADOT, its pax want or how they operate.
What I care is , for uber not to lobby ( with my hard earned money)against you and I, that's what it does lately.
 

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Now what I would like to know is what is the standard procedure to
obtain a taxi license thorough LADOT? Meaning what is the approval requirements regarding there background checks?
The procedure is you need to go to a Cab Company and say you want to drive for them. You show them your driving record H6 which is called a long form. If everything is O.K. You then sign up for random testing which is done once a year. $70.00. You take a piss test. You sign papers with the Cab Co. You also practice what they call a map test. To test your knowledge of the city. Which is to see if you can read a Thomas Guide which DOT requires.

Important. On the back of the form that you submit to DOT it ask's have you ever been arrested.

DOT Test's for Cab drivers once a week. Your tested on 30 questions involving street's and intersection's. It's multiple choice. Then you have 5 more questions regarding how well you understand the english language. Your given like 45 minutes or something.

If you pass.

You then go to DOT and pay for the permit fee of $151.00. Along with the information form from the Cab Company that you signed. Don't recall if I ever paid for the background check part. But did get one. Submit fingerprints. Show birth certificate or passport, or social security card, drivers license.

The permit process for the beginner is a one year term to renew. After one year it becomes every two years. You fill out the same exact form each time you renew. Where it asks you on the back have you ever been arrested.

As far as I know the background check goes back to when your 18 years old it list's everything.

To the best of my knowledge hopefully that helps.
 

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The procedure is you need to go to a Cab Company and say you want to drive for them. You show them your driving record H6 which is called a long form. If everything is O.K. You then sign up for random testing which is done once a year. $70.00. You take a piss test. You sign papers with the Cab Co. You also practice what they call a map test. To test your knowledge of the city. Which is to see if you can read a Thomas Guide which DOT requires.

Important. On the back of the form that you submit to DOT it ask's have you ever been arrested.

DOT Test's for Cab drivers once a week. Your tested on 30 questions involving street's and intersection's. It's multiple choice. Then you have 5 more questions regarding how well you understand the english language. Your given like 45 minutes or something.

If you pass.

You then go to DOT and pay for the permit fee of $151.00. Along with the information form from the Cab Company that you signed. Don't recall if I ever paid for the background check part. But did get one. Submit fingerprints. Show birth certificate or passport, or social security card, drivers license.

The permit process for the beginner is a one year term to renew. After one year it becomes every two years. You fill out the same exact form each time you renew. Where it asks you on the back have you ever been arrested.

As far as I know the background check goes back to when your 18 years old it list's everything.

To the best of my knowledge hopefully that helps.
I appreciate your feedback. Now we all know and I have experienced it numerous time were the driver could barely
speak any English. I noticed you mention about about test question about how well you know the English language. I am
assuming there is a possibility its a relatively easy test considering half the cab drivers that I have been in the car with
can't speak English. Now we move onto the criminal check part. Do you know the guidelines for LADOT as to who they
would approve and deny? I know you mentioned they go back to the time your 18. I wonder if its at there discretion who
they approve or not based on if you are honest with your application. I am sure certain crimes are denials. However in the article
they stated that there was an uBer driver arrested but never convicted and L.A. Yellow Cab felt that was grounds for termination
of driving. So I am assuming all cab drivers if you been arrested by not convicted you can not get a license? I am trying have a better
understanding of all this.
 

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If uber did a correct background check, including having a drivers license for at least 2+ years, 25% or more of the uber drivers would be kicked from the app.
The drivers license part was never the issue with uBer that I know of it was the cab companies complaining about the background checks
so I wanted to get feedback regarding LADOT background check guidelines. We do know they check as far back as 18 however we still need
the answer. 1.) Do they ever hire convicted felons and if so what are the terms. Also do they deny an LADOT permit if you have been arrested
but never convicted of a crime? From what they indicated that with cabs that would be denial..
 

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Here we go fellas. Right off the press from the LADOT guidelines. Hmm it seems to me that L.A Yellow Cab has not been practicing what
they preach. Here ya go..

An applicant shall not have been convicted, during the preceding seven years, of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession or transportation of narcotics or addictive or dangerous drugs, or of any act involving force, violence, threat or intimidation against persons, or of any sexual offense, or of any act involving moral turpitude, including fraud or intentional dishonesty for personal gain, or of any offense which results in a felony conviction, or of any offense involving the possession of a firearm or dangerous weapon,or of any offense involving the solicitation or agreement to engage in or engagement in any act of prostitution, or of any act of resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer, public officer or emergency medical technician or of theft in either degree. For the purposes of this rule, a subsequent change of plea or vacation of verdict and dismissal of charges pursuant to California Penal Code Section 1203.4 does not release the applicant from the penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense of which he or she has been convicted.

Welp 7 years back they go.. Read the article above. Yello Cab is *****ing about going back further then 7 years.. Proof of fact..

http://ladot.lacity.org/stellent/gr...ts/contributor_web_content/lacityp_023591.pdf

Read #608
 

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I appreciate your feedback. Now we all know and I have experienced it numerous time were the driver could barely
speak any English. I noticed you mention about about test question about how well you know the English language. I am
assuming there is a possibility its a relatively easy test considering half the cab drivers that I have been in the car with
can't speak English. Now we move onto the criminal check part. Do you know the guidelines for LADOT as to who they
would approve and deny? I know you mentioned they go back to the time your 18. I wonder if its at there discretion who
they approve or not based on if you are honest with your application. I am sure certain crimes are denials. However in the article
they stated that there was an uBer driver arrested but never convicted and L.A. Yellow Cab felt that was grounds for termination
of driving. So I am assuming all cab drivers if you been arrested by not convicted you can not get a license? I am trying have a better
understanding of all this.
It was about ten years ago when I took the test. I recall there being one driver who drove for some South Bay Cab Company. A hispanic fellow who spoke decent english. When the test was over he stood there with a blank expression on his face. The LADOT lady said times up. He was totally confused. It turned out he couldn't understand english and failed that part. And she reprimanded him for not putting his pencil down in time. Saying he couldn't take the test again for six month's. Pretty funny actually I swear it's a true story. Could speak but couldn't understand English.

A guess.

As for the other part the guidelines. With each arrest and or conviction has a case number or a section number code just like when you get a ticket. They can just look up the code and determine from there if it's on the do not hire list.

Since I don't work for LADOT I can't give a detailed or exact answer. All I know is they are very very strict. They don't mess around.
 
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