6 BEST Safety Tips for Women Riding UBER Alone – After 103 Drivers Accused of Sexual Assault or Abuse

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CNN released an investigation revealing the scale of problems, with at least 103 drivers in 20 major US cities “accused of sexually assaulting or abusing their passengers in the past four years.”

Nexter.org prepared the list of tips for women traveling alone that may help to stay safe.

Shocking investigation

More than 100 and Lyft drivers have reportedly sexually assaulted their passengers, according to a report by CNN.

The media site analyzed plenty of police reports, federal court records and county court databases across the US, and shockingly found that at least 103 drivers and 18 Lyft drivers have allegedly raped, forcibly touched or kidnapped passengers, among other crimes.

A handful of states, including California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Texas, have previously launched investigations into and Lyft, alleging they routinely fail to screen drivers adequately and have hired drivers with criminal histories.

claimed the company acknowledged the problem and that it’s working hard to make its platform safer.

The company launched several new safety features earlier this month, including an in-app emergency 911 button and tougher driver screenings that require annual background checks. It also stopped giving drivers a log of passengers’ pick-up and drop-off addresses.

“These stories are horrific and our hearts go out to the victims,” an spokeswoman said in an email. “We worked with CNN to understand their findings and determined that did 2.4 billion trips in the US in that same period. But even one incident on our platform is too many which is why safety is ’s top priority for 2018 and beyond.”

Source: shopback

Safety tips

Of course, following these recommendations do not guarantee you’ll be surely safe but they definitely may help.

  1. Before you get in the car, check that license plate, driver photo, and driver name all match what’s listed in the app. rides can only be requested through the app, so never get in a car with a driver who claims to be with and offers a ride.
  2. If you’re riding alone, sit in the backseat.
  3. While en route, tap “Share status” in the app to share your driver’s name, photo, license plate, and location with a friend or family member. They can track your trip and see your ETA without downloading the app.
  4. Keeping window’s open sometime gives you extra option to shout out if needed. Think on it wisely.
  5. Never take a taxi alone if you’re drunk. If you’ve had too much to drink, it may seem like the right decision to get a cab – and it is, with someone else.
  6. Never enter a taxi with someone else in the passenger seat. No matter what the reason they’re there, it can mean no good for you and it’s commonly a way that travelers get robbed, kidnapped, raped, and murdered.

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