Uber, Lyft Are Rolling Out Security Improvements Amid Carjackings And Attacks, But Is That Enough For Rideshare Drivers To Feel Safe?We are digging deeper into a growing problem in the city – rideshare drivers violently attacked by their own passengers. Uber and Lyft said they are rolling out new security improvements. But CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey asked – is it enough to get drivers back behind the wheel?
Rideshare Drivers Dramatize An On-The-Job Death In Call For Better Safety Measures Amid Carjacking CrisisThe call to better protect rideshare drivers in the wake of a carjacking crisis in Chicago took an unconventional twist Thursday.
Lyft Beefing Up Security For Drivers Amid Spike In Carjackings, Other Safety ConcernsLyft announced Wednesday that it is beefing up security after a recent rise in carjackings targeting rideshare drivers.
After Uber Driver Is Shot And Left Brain Dead In Cicero Carjacking, Concerns For Rideshare Drivers' Safety Keep Growing More SeriousIt is getting harder for rideshare drivers to know if they are picking up a customer or being set up.
While Demand Is Returning, A Driver Shortage Is Making It Harder To Get A Rideshare In ChicagoIf you've tried to get a rideshare car lately, you know it's not as easy as it used to be before the pandemic.
With Spike In Chicago Carjackings, Rideshare Drivers Rally For Protections For Their SafetyA fresh spike in carjackings has been seen across the city – and rideshare drivers who pick up passenger after passenger say they are worried.
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.