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Editorial: Uber and Lyft should have stronger background checks for their drivers

Caroline Diem, Reporter

April 26, 2019

After a long day at work, it’s hard to keep from falling asleep. A young woman got into an Uber and expected to be driven back to her house, an hour away. Her Uber driver Harbir Parmar had other plans. The lady fell asleep and woke up being sexually assaulted and was dumped on the Interstate an hour away from home. Many questions were had about what it takes to become a driver for Uber and Lyft and the reliability of the companies. The requirements to become ...

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