Rideshare apps like Uber provide people with options to getting around an area they don’t know and when they’re without a car. However, Uber has had its issues in the past, with 103 of their drivers accused of sexual assault or abuse. In addition to this, they’re also working on how to quicken emergency responses in the event of an accident. Uber is implementing several new safety features that will help improve overall safety and reduce the number of accidents.
To be an Uber driver, one must be the minimum eligible age to drive, have a valid US license, have one year of driving experience as a licensed driver, although those under 23 years old must have three years of experience, and have an eligible car with four doors. They also need to submit proof of residency, insurance, send a profile photo, and answer questions about criminal history and their driving record.
Uber has faced criticism for their hiring process and that it’s not thorough. The company is taking steps to make their rideshare service more thorough and to provide more information to users.