It’s no surprise to drivers that Uber and Lyft have some significant gaps when it comes to safety, particularly driver safety. But are there ways to make drivers (and passengers) safer? RSG contributor Paula Gibbins outlines three solutions to solve Uber and Lyft’s safety issues below.
As a driver and as a passenger of any rideshare service, safety is always a concern and something in the forefront of people’s minds. It’s especially true now with safety issues such as Samantha Josephson, who was killed after accidentally getting into the wrong vehicle. The accused killer posed as her Uber driver.
Other safety issues have long been a concern. There are several cases where passengers have assaulted drivers. Some of these instances have also occurred even when the driver has a dash cam that is sure to catch the act. Yet this hasn’t stopped people from attacking their drivers.
Ridesharing is a wonderful service that has filled in a gap in transportation options. And while the majority of rides go off without a hitch, there are always those bad apples on both sides that can ruin it for everyone.
So, what can be done to keep both drivers and passengers safe?