Monday, May 16, 2016

Recently, Teh News Out Of Austin Has Been About Lyft And Uber Both Stating Their Intention To Leave Austin As The City Is Going To Require Their Drivers To Be Fingerprinted Ostensibly To Promote Public Safety

My first thought was, Safety?! Bull- whoever dreamed that up owns stock in a company that fingerprints folks ( or their brother in law owns it). This a bit facetious and might be unlikely but my second thought was, Promote safety!? How many people will die because they can't get a ride so they drive a car when they shouldn't or they get run over while walking or riding a bike when otherwise they would have Ubered a ride?

This is a good example of how the world doesn't work the way you think it does and just because something makes you feel better doesn't mean it is actually making a difference.

5 comments:

RPM said...

They already have the driver's fingerprints. You get printed for you driver license. This was just a push by cab companies.

el chupacabra said...

Aha! I knew there was a rat in the woodpile somewhere!

The Donald said...

Yeah, I don't think the collusion is with fingerprinting outfits either, it's a restraint of trade attempt by the taxicab trade organizations.

el chupacabra said...

See, that is why I hang around with yuze guyz. I was smart enough to know something was up but wasn't sure what was going on.
The official answer why- just made no sense.

RPM said...

You want to find the rat in the woodpile, Google Ann Kitchen. My friends over at ShaggyTexas are all wound up over this and she's at the top of their list.

"Overall, Kitchen, a former state representative, appears to have received more campaign cash from taxi companies than any other council member who was elected last year, an analysis of campaign records shows."
http://austininno.streetwise.co/2015/11/05/taxi-industry-campaign-contributions-austin-cabs-vs-uber/