Uber has left three Texas cities recently due to background check laws.

Uber can be an extremely helpful tool, especially in metropolitan areas. The company provides a taxi service that is often less expensive than a cab, has an easy-to-use app, and stays readily available.

However, city governments in some Texas cities want to enforce stricter background check laws on Uber, causing the company to move out of those cities.

Uber has left Midland, Galveston, and Corpus Christi in the past month alone. There is also speculation that they will leave Odessa, as well.

The company does a pre-screening process before someone can become a driver. City governments want to set certain standards for the drivers that aren't already enforced by Uber.

Uber has been available in Amarillo since July 2014.

You can read Uber's guidelines here.