Q&A

Are Uber and Lyft drivers safe?

Are Uber and Lyft drivers safe?

Both Lyft and Uber use background checks to screen drivers, and both generally look for the same red flags. The companies check for any felony convictions. Uber and Lyft both use background checks to ensure passenger safety, but there are ways for potential drivers to avoid disqualification.

How many Uber drivers have attacked?

Fourteen incidents allegedly occurred after late 2019 when Uber issued its “Safety Report” that revealed thousands of sexual assaults had been reported during rides and concluded with an assertion by the company that in response it had “launched more safety features than ever before.”

Has anyone ever been killed by an Uber driver?

Uber Driver Is Stabbed to Death in California, Suspect Seen Fleeing from Car Is 17-Year-Old Girl. The victim has since been identified by Uber as 58-year-old Raquel Spohn Wehber, an Uber employee based in the San Diego–Tijuana region.

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Does Uber have a list of drivers?

You can view your personal list of favorite drivers by opening the app’s Settings section and navigating to the Favorite Drivers portion, and you can remove any of your favorite drivers from this list at any time.

Are there any cases of sexual assault by Uber or Lyft drivers?

Austin, TX Police Investigating 7 Cases of Alleged Sexual Assault by Uber, Lyft Drivers (11/13/15) Lyft and Lyft Driver Sued by San Diego Passenger for Alleged Sexual Battery, Gender Violence, Civil Rights Violations and Negligence (10/30/15) ‘Ridesharing’ Driver Charged with Allegedly Raping a British Tourist in Sydney, Australia (10/22/15)

Is Uber’s process for onboarding drivers dangerous?

Uber’s process for onboarding drivers is dangerously negligent. Neither Uber nor Lyft uses fingerprints or law enforcement to background-check their drivers. And Uber doesn’t even bother to meet with drivers in person before allowing them to ferry passengers.

Did an Uber driver try to shoot a police officer?

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Uber driver arrested for attempting to shoot officers in Montgomery County, Maryland (5/26/16) An Uber Driver Has Been Charged With Strangling a University of Delaware Student in a Dorm Parking Lot (5/23/16) Uber Driver Accused of Aggravated Assault and Misdemeanor Battery After Pulling a Gun on Manatee County, Florida Passenger (01/26/16)

Does Uber meet drivers in person before meeting with passengers?

And Uber doesn’t even bother to meet with drivers in person before allowing them to ferry passengers. Florida Crash Victim’s Family Files Negligence Lawsuit Against Seminole County Deputy, Uber Driver (4/19/16)