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23% percent of women surveyed said they've had to report an uncomfortable encounter with a driver

BurgerTiime

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Full: https://www.einnews.com/amp/pr_news/473210593/uber-and-lyft-need-to-change-how-they-handle-assault-claims-attorney-says

While Uber and Lyft present safe alternatives to drinking and driving, there are other dangers associated with the ride-share app. Many riders have reported instances of sexual assault from their Uber or Lyft drivers.

According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, “23 percent of women surveyed said they've had to report an uncomfortable encounter with a driver to Uber while 15 percent of women said the same thing about Lyft.” CNN reports that 120 Uber and Lyft drivers in the US have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing their passengers in the last four years.

However, the ride-share companies avoid liability for these assaults due to how they classify their drivers. Since they are independent contractors, they are not technically Uber or Lyft “employees”. Typically companies are only responsible if their “employees” commit negligent acts.

John H. “Jack” Hickey is an injury attorneyand advocate for victims of sexual assault. He says that Uber and Lyft should consider changing the employment status of their drivers.

“There’s mounting control of Uber and Lyft over their drivers, so there is an argument to be made certainly that drivers are employees, and therefore, Uber and Lyft should be responsible and liable for the actions of their drivers," he said.

Victims of sexual assault at the hands of an Uber or Lyft driver can file claims against them. But Uber and Lyft have inserted language in the voluminous terms and conditions which supposedly require that all claims be decided by arbitration. This is great for the company. Bad for the consumer
 

Seamus

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"CNN reports that 120 Uber and Lyft drivers in the US have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing their passengers in the last four years."

No one would condone bad driver behavior, what happened to those women is terrible, and hopefully those drivers got what they deserved. Having said that 120 in 4 years out of hundreds of thousands of drivers is barely a fraction of a percent.

“23 percent of women surveyed"

Who was surveyed? What was the sample size? How was the sample size picked? etc.etc..

Yes, if you, your wife/girlfriend/daughter Was harassed by an Uber driver its terrible. In no way mean to disregard or minimize the seriousness of the issue. However, these types of articles project a narrative that riding in an Uber is dangerous for a women. In reality, with a few common sense precautions I doubt its very high up on the danger list.
 

25rides7daysaweek

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23% seems like an awfully high amount of people making these reports. Im kinda thinking the way they asked the question may have tainted the data. It would be very interesting to hear about how many drivers were deactivated due to these supposed reports. Any people that even make a pax feel uncomfortable in any way should be deactivated...
 

goneubering

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23% seems like an awfully high amount of people making these reports. Im kinda thinking the way they asked the question may have tainted the data. It would be very interesting to hear about how many drivers were deactivated due to these supposed reports. Any people that even make a pax feel uncomfortable in any way should be deactivated...
23% sounds extremely high and I also think Lyft’s % should be approximately the same as Uber’s. It’s the same driver pool they’re drawing from.
 

LasVegasMellowYellow

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I had never heard of the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Its actually just a trade organization of contractors and installers of home alarm systems. Their website is literally alarms.org . Any research or survey from this organization would be biased trying to influence you to feel less than safe.
 

ECOMCON

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I had never heard of the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Its actually just a trade organization of contractors and installers of home alarm systems. Their website is literally alarms.org . Any research or survey from this organization would be biased trying to influence you to feel less than safe.
Smart, they’re targeting female customers with fear mongering.
“Buy our alarms or your uber driver will follow u in ur house”

....and in my case, once in, demand a home cooked meal.
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes or baked ( I’m not fussy) peas and carrots, brown gravy and, no disrespect, ketchup please.
Coffee and any dessert u have around.

At least I’m not this guy
 
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