CHICAGO (CBS) — A law firm is offering $10,000 to help catch and convict those who carjack rideshare drivers.

Those drivers have been a popular target for carjackers in Chicago in recent months.

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Law firm Legal Rideshare LLC said people who want to cash in on their reward offer must take quick action and report what they know on the same day a carjacking takes place.

Meanwhile, Chicago rideshare drivers have banded together with drivers from the East Coast to create a unified safety push with a petition that went live last week, involving a just-launched platform called IDG Chicago.

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Under the petition, the most immediate change rideshare drivers would like to see is “incorporating a system that passengers need to upload an ID.”

Other IDG Chicago proposals include:

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  • A ban on pre-paid debit cards and gift cards as payment;
  • Real-time app warnings of carjackings or other crimes in the area;
  • Hidden panic buttons for rideshare vehicles;
  • And rear-facing dashboard cameras provided to all drivers;

Drivers are also calling on Uber and Lyft to step up their own security.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff