Canada Dashboard Digest

Law Prevents Adequate Driver Checks, Says Taxi Co.

PRIVACY LAW

November 30, 2012

A St. John’s-based taxi company has said that provincial privacy law is preventing it from accurately checking employees’ driving history, CBC News reports. A company representative said his organization can mandate that drivers produce a certified driving record and ask drivers to update any changes to their record, but beyond that, provincial law prevents the company from further investigation, the report states. “They don’t give us the power to phone in motor vehicles and ask for a particular person’s driver’s licence, if it expired or not,” the representative said.
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