Uber uses Horse & Buggy rides to protest possible new Regulations

November 12, 2015

If you ordered an Uber Thursday night, you may have been picked up by something a little different. The ride-sharing app used horse and buggy's to get some people around downtown Austin.

Uber officials used the move to paint a picture of what they say will happen if the city council approves new regulations. These new regulations would make Uber as well as Lyft use a fingerprint criminal background check. Right now, they use name-based background checks. Uber officials said if the fingerprinting happens it will force them out of operating in Austin altogether.

Fox 7 Austin

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