On-demand transportation provides a simple convenience for people in need of a ride. Whether you forgot your umbrella and need a ride home from work in the rain or are going out with friends and plan on drinking, services like Lyft strive to get you from point A to point B as efficiently and safely as possible. But with national news of assaults, accidents, and even deaths while using rideshare companies, there must be more Lyft can do to protect riders.
Lyft Accidents and Incidents
In 2017, over 40 incidents were reported by riders using Lyft. These numbers are of incidents related specifically to Lyft. Uber and other ridesharing services are not included.
There were two deaths, seven alleged assaults, 13 alleged sexual assaults, two kidnappings, one report of a felon driving for Lyft, four reports of imposter drivers, and an unknown number of miscellaneous reports.