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.
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.
Law Firm Offers $10,000 Reward To Help Catch, Convict Carjackers Targeting Rideshare DriversA law firm is offering $10,000 to help catch and convict those who carjack rideshare drivers.
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.
Rideshare Drivers Feel Like 'Sitting Ducks' As Chicago Carjacking Crisis ContinuesAs Chicago's carjacking crisis continues, rideshare drivers say they feel like sitting ducks, just waiting to become the next victims.
Some Carjacking Victims Have Lost All Sense Of Security, And Some Who Are Rideshare Drivers Have Lost LivelihoodsThe rise in carjackings in Chicago has certainly left many of us uneasy.
Police Issue Alert After 2 Rideshare Drivers Were Carjacked In Lawndale Last WeekPolice on Sunday issued a warning to rideshare and delivery drivers after two of them were carjacked in Lawndale last week.
Chicago Carjackings Give Rideshare Drivers Pause; 'A Lot Of Drivers Are Just Not Driving At Night'The drivers CBS 2 spoke with are part of the group Gig Workers Matter and said they've heard many instances where those passenger profiles turn out to be fakes.
Police Warn That Carjackers Are Targeting Rideshare And Delivery Drivers; One Driver Tells Horrific StoryChicago Police have issued a new alert about carjackings – they are not just happening more often, but rideshare drivers are now a key target.
Aldermen Tighten Reins On Outside Jobs For City EmployeesThe City Council is placing new limits on side jobs for some city employees, closing a loophole that allowed them to work for private contractors who have government deals they oversee.
Rideshare Passengers Are Routinely Carting Drugs, Driver SaysA Joliet rideshare driver says passengers are routinely carting narcotics into Ubers and Lyfts.
Police Tell Lakeview Residents To Stay Vigilant After String Of CarjackingsPolice say one to three armed suspects committed four carjackings during evening hours on mostly quiet streets.