Are you aware of the safety risks that go along with popular ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft? Many travelers use these apps to transport them to and from the airport because they’re “convenient,” but they may not understand the dangerous position they’re putting themselves in.
In this blog post, I’m going to discuss some of the major drawbacks of Uber and Lyft and how they can put your safety at risk. Keep reading!
Weak Background Checks
One of the greatest risk factors involved with using Uber and Lyft is the weakness of their drivers’ background checks. They use third-party screening services to perform digital background checks, which flag a driver for felony convictions, violent criminal convictions, major moving violations, and so on.
However, recent news stories have revealed substantial gaps and holes in these background checks, as accused terrorists, rapists, and illegal aliens successfully passed their screenings and drove hundreds of passengers before getting caught.
Check out these news stories to see what I mean:
- “What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Uber Background Checks” [via CNN]
- “Dallas Uber Driver on Trial for Rape” [via CBS 11]
Notably, neither Uber nor Lyft requires fingerprinting, either. Fingerprinting is only performed in cities like New York where ride-share drivers must comply with the same standards as regular taxi drivers.
Isn’t it a bit scary not knowing who your driver really is?
No Livery Insurance
Moreover, Uber and Lyft don’t require their drivers to have livery insurance. This means they likely don’t have collision coverage, which puts everyone at risk in the case of an accident.
No Seating for Infants or Children
When was the last time you had an Uber or Lyft ride that was equipped with a car seat or booster seat? Unless the driver has an infant child of their own, they won’t have a car seat ready for you. This means you won’t be able to take the whole family safely to the airport if you use Uber or Lyft because you won’t be able to strap your small children in securely.
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