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What You Need to Know About Uber’s Driver Screening Process

Published on Nov 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm in Uber Accidents.

We’ve always been told not to get into cars with strangers. While it’s great advice, advancements in technology have made getting into a stranger’s car into a commodity. It’s not exactly a bad thing—more people than ever before have access to reliable transportation for a relatively low cost. But we’re still left with a question: Is it safe to be in the car with this person?

More recently, Uber has been in the news with problems concerning safety. Some drivers reportedly physically and sexually assaulted their riders, others have gone off route and scared their riders so badly that they get out of the car and call for help. On the more serious end, a rider mistakenly got into a car who she thought was her Uber and was murdered by the driver posing as her Uber driver. To combat having more unacceptable scenarios that put their riders in serious danger, Uber has tightened their driver screening process.

The Dangers of Using a Rental Scooter After Drinking Alcohol

Published on Nov 13, 2019 at 2:55 pm in Electric Scooters.

This might come as a surprise, but DUIs extend to any vehicle with a motor or that can be driven. That includes motorcycles, bicycles, and that’s right, even electric scooters. Even though motorized scooters are not explicitly mentioned, since they have motors and have to be operated, they technically fall under the term “motor vehicle.”

You might think you’re being clever and savvy by renting an electric scooter to get home after a night out, but you’re actually being just as dangerous and negligent as a person who gets behind the wheel. And if you get caught, you’ll end up spending much more than the price of a scooter or rideshare on fines.

How to Tell if a Vehicle on the Road Is Autonomous

Published on Oct 31, 2019 at 2:31 pm in Rideshare Safety.

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As increased discussions happen regarding the future of self-driving cars and how they could impact our roadways, you might wonder just how you’ll be able to tell if a vehicle on the road is autonomous. While the designs will vary by manufacturer, it’s likely most driverless cars will have similar, identifiable features. It’s also possible traditional features drivers are used to seeing could be missing.

The two most popular rideshare companies, Lyft and Uber, are testing autonomous vehicles in certain cities across the country. Learning how to recognize a driverless car now could help you prepare for how traffic and driving will change in the future.

Lawsuit Alleges Lyft is Mishandling a “Sexual Predator Crisis” Involving Drivers

Published on Sep 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm in Rideshare Safety.

Rideshare services like Lyft are supposed to offer safe, efficient, and cost-effective rides to those who request them. Whether a person needs to get across town because their car is in the shop, taking a taxi would be too expensive, or someone is getting home responsibly after a night out at the bar, rideshare drivers have a responsibility to take passengers to their requested location. Some drivers, however, are committing heinous acts of sexual assault.

According to an article published by USA TODAY, a lawsuit has been filed against Lyft, claiming the company is mishandling a “sexual predator crisis.” The case was filed on September 4, 2019 and involves 14 women who say they were sexually assaulted by Lyft drivers in 2018 and 2019.

What Happens When an Uber Driver Causes a Hit-and-Run Accident?

Published on Aug 29, 2019 at 5:33 pm in Uber Accidents.

A regular hit-and-run accident comes with many difficulties for the injured parties. But when the hit-and-run was caused by an Uber driver, everything gets even more complicated. In a regular car accident, you would exchange insurance information with the driver who caused the accident. A hit-and-run, however, is different because the driver who caused the accident flees the scene before you can ask them for their information.

And when an Uber driver was the cause, you have even more to deal with because you don’t have much information and you’re up against a big company. You’ll need the help of an experienced rideshare lawyer to fight for your rights.

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