Ride Share Drivers Want More Protections After Chicago Uber Driver Was Carjacked And Killed"They should be changing their apps. They should be changing their policies. They should be ensuring safety for everyone."
Ridshare Drivers Call On Uber And Lyft To Do More To Protect Them Against CarjackingsThe drivers' demands include passenger background checks, a panic button for drivers, special victim crime insurance, and a passenger verification process linking credit card information with a selfie taken by the passenger.
After Carjackings And Even Murders, Rideshare Drivers Call On Lawmakers To Require Stronger App Security RegulationsWith Chicago caught in a carjacking epidemic, frightened rideshare drivers across the city are always in fear that their next pickup could be their last.
Uber, Lyft Team Up To Protect Customers With Database Of Drivers Deactivated Due To Sex Assault, Other CrimesUber and Lyft on Thursday announced they are teaming up to protect their customers.
Rideshare Drivers Demand Better Safety Measures From Uber And Lyft As Carjacking Epidemic PersistsIn the newest figures in the city’s carjacking crisis, carjackings now total 367 so far this year, and Chicago Police said they have made 73 arrests.
13-Year-Old Carjacking Suspect Arrested After Forcing Lyft Driver From CarThe juvenile was arrested Wednesday and will be electronically monitored until his next court date.
Rideshare Drivers Teaming Up To Fight For Safety Improvements To Prevent CarjackingsWould you take a selfie before hopping into an Uber or Lyft? What if the companies gave you a discount? That's just one of the ideas that rideshare drivers in Chicago are suggesting to deter carjackers.
Amid Rash Of Carjackings, Rideshare Drivers Call On Uber And Lyft To Help Protect ThemRideshare drivers are calling on Uber and Lyft to help protect them from crime after seven drivers were carjacked on the Near North and Near Northwest sides going back to late December.
Lyft Driver Carjacked By His Own Passenger Told To Pay $2,500 Deductible When Car Found DamagedA South Side Lyft driver says his own passenger carjacked him, and the police later found his car wrecked. Then, thanks to Lyft's insurance policy, he was told to pay a $2,500 deductible to get reimbursed for the car.
Lyft Driver Gets Into Fender Bender, Finds His Rideshare Insurance Doesn't Cover DamageA Schiller Park Lyft driver got into a fender bender and thought, “No worries – I pay extra for rideshare insurance.” But he got stuck with the bill.
Lyft Driver Carjacked At Gunpoint On West SidePolice said the driver picked up two men for a ride in the 2900 block of West Taylor Street, and during the ride, one of the passengers pulled out a gun and demanded the driver's property. The two passengers then ordered the driver to get out of the car.
Lyft Partners With ADT To Develop Emergency Help System, Offering Discreet Help That Can Include A Silent 911 CallThe rideshare company Lyft announced Wednesday that it is partnering with the ADT security firm for an Emergency Help system for both riders and drivers.
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Lyft Expanding LyftUp Program Offering Free And Discounted Rides To Those Looking For WorkLyft on Thursday announced it is expanding its LyftUp Jobs Access Program, offering free or discounted rides to those looking for work.
Divvy Bike To Roll Out Pedal-Assist E-Bikes This WeekPedal-assist e-bikes will be coming to the Divvy bike fleet this week, the Chicago Department of Transportation and Lyft announced Monday.