As cities and states continue to battle Uber and Lyft over regulations, Massachusetts just gave us a peek at what it would look like if every single one of them got serious about it.
Late last year, Massachusetts enacted stricter rules for drivers working for ride-hailing apps. Those rules meant that Massachusetts would run its own background checks instead of leaving the screening process to Uber and Lyft.
The results of those background checks are in, and 8,000 drivers were barred from driving in Massachusetts as a result.
About 70,000 drivers applied for background checks, so more than 11 percent got rejected. A big chunk of those drivers were rejected for having a license suspended previously, but there were some more serious concerns, too. Read more...More about Background Checks, Massachusetts, Ride Hailing, Ride Hailing Apps, and Lyft