Uber Vows Again To Improve Passenger Safety

Posted on June 6, 2018
Uber has rolled out some new features to protect passengers (Photo via Flickr user Automobile Italia)
Uber has rolled out some new features to protect passengers (Photo via Flickr user Automobile Italia)

In a recent email, Uber outlined a list of safety features it began rolling out earlier this year.

The features include the ability to share trip details with "trusted contacts," a button to call 911 from within the app, as well as a pledge to re-run background checks on drivers each year.

This comes after CNN reported the company had approved thousands of drivers with disqualifying criminal histories, according to state agencies and lawsuits.

Monday's email did not include other forms of driver screening called for by some state regulators and attorneys who are suing Uber, such as in-person interviews, additional government oversight, or fingerprint-based background checks performed on all potential drivers.

CNN article here

Related Topics: background checks, driver behavior, hiring, passenger safety, Safety, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 3 months ago

    Can lct do an article about texas uber pass sarah milburn paralized when her uber driver ran a red light? Uber refused to pay her medical bills saying they are a tech app What about the british embassy female employee murdered by her uber driver in labanon? He has a long criminal history!!! Why was he allowed to drive

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