Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers have failed their background checks after a new law requiring them has gone into place in the state of Massachusettes.
Of the drivers tested 62,000 of them passed the background checks but 8,200 failed. The most common reasons for failing were multiple driving offenses, having a suspended license, and having a license for less than three years.
However, they also found some more serious offenses, such as 300 felony convictions and 51 registered sex offenders.
The Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released a statement about the results.
“Public safety is a top priority for this administration and we are pleased to have completed this first round of in-depth background checks a year ahead of schedule.”