Police Warn Of String Of South Side Carjackings Targeting Rideshare DriversPolice said there have been at least eight carjackings this month in the 4th, 6th, and 22nd districts, involving attackers armed with handguns robbing rideshare drivers of their vehicles.
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.