The ridesharing business model behind Uber and Lyft has achieved great success, and many people across the country are using these transportation options to conveniently get from place to place. Unfortunately, these types of companies have lately received bad press for a string of fraud and sexual assault allegations against their drivers – some of whom were not actually their drivers at all.
Just one example of many similar stories that have cropped up recently happened right here in Dallas. A man with a criminal record who spent time in prison allegedly used a fake Uber permit to give a young woman a ride to her home. Right after he dropped her off, he followed her inside and assaulted her. Uber confirms that the driver was not permitted to drive for their company. You can view the original news story here.
Keep yourself safe by remembering these tips when ordering a ride from Uber or Lyft:
With a little common sense, your Uber or Lyft experience can be a safe and pleasant one.
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