Background Check Criteria

Drivers must be 25 years of age or older.

Drivers are ineligible to provide service with RideShare if they have:

  • More than three moving violations in the past three years (like accidents or traffic light violations)

  • A major moving violation in the past three years (like driving on a suspended license or reckless driving)

  • A DUI or other drug-related driving violation in the last seven years

  • Driving-related convictions in the last seven years (like hit-and-run or felonies involving a vehicle)

RideShare will perform a criminal background check. This will screen all applicants for any criminal offenses or driving related convictions. Checkr will use the provided social security number to search the following databases for matches:

  • Previous seven years’ county courthouse records

  • Previous seven years’ federal courthouse records

  • Previous seven years’ multi-state criminal records

  • Motor vehicle records from the DMV

  • National sex-offender registry.

If any of the following crimes is discovered through this search (in the previous seven year period), the applicant will be automatically ineligible to drive with RideShare:

  • Violent crimes

  • Felonies

  • Drug related crimes

  • Sexual offenses

  • In certain cases, theft and property damage convictions

These are typical reasons for being disqualified, but more restrictive standards may apply based on local requirements specific to ridesharing. RideShare reserves the right to disqualify a driver at any time should either their driving record or background check reveal any of the above items or for any other safety-related reason at RideShare’s discretion.

RideShare also may look further back than seven years, if more serious crimes that warrant disqualification occurred before the seven year period.