California Nov 30, 2019

Badly Behaving San Francisco Taxi Cab Drivers Face Few Consequences

The city tests, permits and regulates taxis, but the Investigative Unit easily found drivers with questionable driving records. One SF taxi medallion holder was listed on the state of California’s sex...

  • Feb 11, 2015

    Uber Growth Timeline

    This animated map shows the spread of the ride-sharing service Uber across the United States since it was founded in 2010.

  • California Oct 7, 2014

    Rideshare Drivers Told to Ignore Regulations

    Drivers for Uber and Lyft say their companies are telling them to ignore regulations. If they get caught, the drivers say the companies will pay the citation, which can cost several hundred dollars. Elyce Kircher reports in a video that first aired on October 6, 2014.

  • Jul 11, 2014

    Some Taxi Cab Drivers Face Few Consequences

    In San Francisco, taxi drivers who are the subject of public complaints often face few consequences. Repeat offenders sometimes go unpunished and some drivers with lengthy traffic records are permitted to work and hold medallions. The results of a seven-month NBC Bay Area investigation show a regulatory system where some taxi drivers break rules an...
  • Jun 4, 2014

    SF DA Wants Stricter Rules for Rideshare Companies

    San Francisco’s District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday filed charges against an UberX driver who allegedly verbally assaulted a passenger last fall. Elyce Kirchner reports in a video that aired on June 3, 2014.

  • Apr 25, 2014

    Is Uber Keeping Riders Safe?

    Uber’s policies can leave drivers and passengers in the lurch if there are accidents. And despite administering background checks, Uber still employs drivers with criminal records that include burglary, domestic assault and drug trafficking. Elyce Kirchner reports in a video that aired on April 24, 2014.

  • Jan 14, 2014

    Exclusive Video: Lyft Driver Allegedly Attacks Pedestrian

    The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has obtained video that appears to show a Lyft driver punching a pedestrian. The video comes to light just weeks after a driver for Uber Technologies, another app-based car service, was involved in a fatal accident in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve. Elyce Kirchner reports.

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