Uber, Lyft Drivers Linked To More Bad Behavior

Posted on September 30, 2016

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Uber Tries Out ‘Panic Buttons’ After Alleged Rape Cases In South Africa: Public concerns over the service’s safety have been gathering steam since July, after a woman ordered an Uber in Johannesburg, and, after being picked up, was allegedly strangled, thrown in the trunk, robbed and sexually assaulted. The Washington Post article here

Uber Had Passengers Waive Liability In Case Of Injury, Death In Self-Driving Cars: Earlier this month, Uber rolled out its inaugural fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. But as sci-fi as the concept sounded, they remained cautious about the program's experimental nature. Road Show article here

Lyft Driver Kicks Out Rider After Homophobic, Anti-Semitic Rant: “He told me I should not be riding in a car on Saturday because it makes me a bad Jew,” Matt Adler said. The comments continued after he said the driver noticed a rainbow flag stitched to his yarmulke. “Good Jews don’t have sex on Shabbat,” the driver said, and added “the Bible forbids gay sex” along with a slew of homophobic slurs. Think Progress article here

Uber Driver Allegedly Denies Blind Man, Guide Dog: Thomas Jones, who has retinitis pigmentosa, said he takes Uber all the time due to his inability to see well enough to drive. He recently took an Uber to Walmart to get groceries and dog food for his guide dog, Blake, but when he ordered an Uber to leave, the driver allegedly told Jones the dog could not ride in the car unless it was in a cage. ABC 13 article here

Lyft Driver Arrested, Accused Of Raping Customer In Florida: Peter Solomon was supposed to drive an woman to her home in Winter Park, but instead, pulled into the driveway of a rundown single-story home and ordered her inside the house. The victim said there were two other men inside. She was taken into a room and left alone, and police said she took the opportunity to try to flee out a side door of the home. WFTV 9 ABC article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, driverless cars, Florida operators, Lyft, Nashville operators, passenger safety, Rape, self-driving vehicles, Sexual Assault, Tennessee operators, TNC travesty, TNCs, Uber, vehicle safety

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