North Charleston taxi drivers to undergo more background checks

North Charleston taxi drivers to undergo more background checks

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Taxicab drivers in North Charleston must now undergo expanded background checks.

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, City Council passed an amendment to an ordinance that regulates criminal records checks for taxicab driver applicants.

Currently, prospective taxicab drivers must undergo a state background check; the amendment would require a national background check.

Current drivers are required to undergo background checks every two years.

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