ridesharing safety News

Lyft Hopes New Expert Council Improves Safety for Riders, Drivers

Lyft Inc is putting together a council of experts to advise the ride-hailing company on its safety initiatives for riders and drivers, it said in a blog post on Tuesday. The Safety Advisory Council will include representatives from the Rape, …

Uber’s London License Ban Marks Global Regulatory Backlash for Ride-Hailing Firms

Uber Technologies Inc. and its rivals disrupted global transport, riding on a lack of regulation to drive exponential growth. Now, regulators are closing in. London’s transport authority banned Uber for a second time on Monday, citing concerns about customer safety …

Fixing Ride-Hailing Will Take Fewer But Better Drivers, More Money: Viewpoint

Your mother probably told you never to get in a car with a stranger. The multibillion-dollar global ride-hailing industry depends on your ignoring her. If they want to earn that trust, though, companies need to rethink the tradeoff they’ve long …

South Carolina Passes Ridesharing Safety Bill Prompted by College Student’s Murder

Legislators passed a ridesharing safety act that requires those services to display their license plate numbers on the front of their vehicles. The bill requires ridesharing drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft to display their license tag numbers on …

South Carolina Lawmakers Weigh Rideshare Safety Measures

South Carolina lawmakers are considering another proposal to improve ridesharing safety. A bill that would create a new misdemeanor crime of impersonating a rideshare driver was approved Tuesday by a House subcommittee. Anyone convicted would face up to a year …

Rideshare Firms Eye New Safety Measures for Riders, Drivers

If you sit in an Uber car for too long, the ride-hailing company plans to check up on you to make sure all is OK. That’s one of several new features Uber Technologies Inc. unveiled on Wednesday meant to make …

Kids’ Car Seats, Ridesharing Popularity Prompt Focus on Back Seat Safety

Crash-test dummies, who have dutifully endured thousands of simulated accidents from the front seat, are about to get a ride in the back. Regulators are making the move as part of a new emphasis on the safety of back-seat passengers, …

Are Ridesharing Drivers Safer Than Average American Drivers?

Ridesharing drivers are safer drivers than the average American behind the wheel, according to research by Boston-based Aite Group. The researchers, using driving analytics data, conclude that average consumers are safer catching an Uber or a Lyft or entrusting their …

Uber Launches Safety Effort As Security Issues Mount

Ride-sharing company Uber said it has formed response teams to address safety issues across the world, amid increasing concerns about the security of its passengers and drivers. The company, whose mobile app lets users hail taxis, has been dogged by …

How Uber, Tesler Are Disrupting Transportation Monopolies: Viewpoint

Question: What’s an automotive monopolist’s worst nightmare? Answer: Uber picks you up in a Tesla. Two big Silicon Valley companies are busy disrupting state-sponsored transportation monopolies. Uber is competing with locally regulated taxi companies, and Tesla wants to sell its …