Harry here. Today, I wanted to share an article that I posted to Forbes yesterday about the safety issues surrounding Uber drivers. Incidents like the one we witnessed last weekend are few and far between but they are still scary.
I think there’s a lot that Uber could do and should be doing to ensure driver safety so if you have any suggestions, please leave them below in the comments. I look forward to reading them.
Over the weekend, an Orange County Uber driver named Edward Caban released a now viral video on Youtube that depicted a scary confrontation between himself and his passenger, Benjamin Golden. In a little less than a week, the video has garnered over 2 million views and raised serious questions about driver safety.
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The video itself depicts a drunk Golden, unable to sit up straight or give directions to the driver, turn violent when Caban demands that he exit the vehicle. The video was recorded by the driver’s dash cam and it ends with the intoxicated Golden being pepper sprayed by Caban. [Read more…]