Senator Stephen Nass of Wisconsin’s state legislature has called a meeting with Taxi representatives around the state to take place tomorrow at the state capital.
This meeting will be conducted to hear suggestions and negotiate a more effective deregulation of the taxi industry in Wisconsin that would replace municipal rights with a state wide regulatory structure not unlike the current rideshare regulations in Wisconsin.
It was only a matter of time before Uber received the “ABC Test” in court. California Uber drivers have challenged the independent contractor status to no avail since 2013. The enforcement of arbitration agreements have been a huge obstacle.
Arbitration agreements will not be a factor in Uber’s first ABC Test.
Though much of Low’s other legislative efforts have been very progressive and socially sound, AB 828 has introduced a profoundly corrupt element into California’s commercial transportation and loan markets.
AB 828 allowed TNC, Transportation Network Company or Rideshare Company (Uber & Lyft), vehicles to receive an exemption from registering commercially with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
This exemption has promoted a network of corrupt dealerships, cartel drivers and automotive financiers to violate federal lending and securities laws.
It is Ride Safe’s belief this vast network of corruption is not exempt from federal law.
The interest rates for consumer auto loans are lower than the rates for livery (commercial vehicle) loans.
True personal vehicles drive an average of 12,000 miles annually. Consumer auto loans base the depreciation using a 12,000 annual mileage rate. In San Francisco a fully utilized taxi driving both shifts does 100,000 miles a year.
What happens when a ridesharing driver defaults of the loan or the vehicle is in an uninsured wreck?
Those losses are passed back to the “consumer” automotive loan sector. The cost is passed on to general public via automotive loan inflation.
What happens to the investors of these defaulted “liar loans” that are bundled into investments?
Pension Funds and other investors lose money.
Reports show an increase in the amount of defaults in automotive lending since 2013 to 2017. What percentage of those defaults involve a ridesharing vehicles?
How would victims of this fraudulent activity be made aware?
SF Shooter 13 is a Ride Safe Protected Source correspondent embedded in the San Francisco commercial transportation Market.
most of these for-hire (rideshare) vehicle drivers are at sub minimum wage.
-Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York
Mayor De Blasio pointed out a need for a cap on the number of vehicles in order to ensure a living wage for drivers and regulation of rideshares to address safety and discrimination issues.
Ride Safe would like to thank Mayor De Blasio for finally addressing these issues and identifying a need for reform.
There is a significant economic impact of 80,000 people making less than minimum wage, committing insurance fraud and running leased vehicles into the ground as commercial drivers in just ONE major city has on our economy??
Add in that all 80,000 of them are only SELECTIVELY serving their city.
Anyone stepping off Times square can jump on an Uber but try getting an Uber any faster than a yellow cab any of the RED areas on this map:
We wait for taxis longer because they serve EVERYONE.
We pay more for the ride in a Taxi because INSURANCE protects us and anyone our taxi may hit.
The driver also deserves to be making MORE than $6.00 an hour.
When you take a rideshare vehicle, you are literally telling everyone else in this world that YOUR luxury is worth more than:
-Another 10 sexual assaults this week
-Another uninsured wreck every four hours
-Another 12 deaths this year
-Another 11 kidnappings this year (in the US alone)
-Another 60 robberies (in the US alone)
-Another 100,000 drivers committing insurance fraud this year. *This causes the general public to experience insurance inflation.
-Another 40,000 drivers invalidating lease and warranty agreements
*This causes additional inflation for the general public in leasing and warranty inflation.
-Another 200,000+ individuals and Families in the rideshare AND TAXI industry who will lose their entire livelihood and no longer be able to \earn from commercial transportation ever again as they will be replaces by more rideshare drivers who will lose it all as well. (in the US alone)
THAT, is what your Uber and Lyft ride really costs.
How can anyone take a rideshare KNOWING that a human being WILL BE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED this week and thousands of people indentured into poverty as a direct result of that contribution?
Due to the emergence of Rideshare (TNC) companies (Uber & Lyft), transportation markets and the general public around the world have had to contend with uninsured rideshare accidents and a drastic inflation in assaults on customers by Rideshare drivers who are not vetted or properly trained in providing commercial transportation.
This issue is not only a danger to the general public but the effects on the global economy are equally damaging and far reaching not just for local economies and businesses but the global economy in genera.
The “gig” or “on demand” model of business represents today’s most threatening obstruction to progress and prosperity as it creates an economy that is ultimately self destructive and costly to those who do not even use the services they offer.
At Ride Safe we have established the world’s ONLY effective means of dealing with rideshare confidence scams and the crime they cause.
We require continued funding in order to apply our sting operations, legal aid and offer our safety services to vetted and properly insured operators and companies.
Now that Ride Safe is an official 501c3, we can offer these services in a non-profit capacity.
The services we offer:
-Street sting operations to observe uninsured and criminal infractions committed by dangerous and uninsured rideshare and taxi operators, resulting in their IMMEDIATE removal from our streets.
-Posting of sting operation videos to social media to show the public the effect of uninsured and improperly vetted rideshare drivers on our streets and on the economy.
-Dash Cam Express services offering dash cam server storage and express media share services for vetted and insured transportation companies to store and share their dash cam footage for insurance and safety purposes at a fraction of the cost from major big box providers.
-The RydeHUB FREE PUBLIC domain universal ride hail app. A ride hailing app option for ONLY vetted and insured operators that supplies a FREE and easy to use ride hail app AND DISPATCH SYSTEM FREE to all vetted and properly insured operators. WHY PAY for app hail systems to reach more customers and compete with rideshares? App systems should be FREE and supply both customer and driver with a means to reach each other through smart phones without intrusive data collection or a cost to the driver or their company.
Ride Safe can offer these services because they are a benefit to the public AND SAFE and INSURED transportation services.
Help us end the madness and get ETHICAL transportation providers serving more of the public than uninsured and dangerous Rideshare companies (Uber & Lyft).
Initial items this fund will provide:
-A new sting operation and long range operations vehicle: $15,000.00
-New cameras, dash cams and recording equipment: $9000.00
-Social media and video production services and equipment: $3000.00
-Fund raiser and promotional budget for one year: $20,000.00
This would include a Multi-city US sting operation.
-Server and streaming services for Dash Cam Express: $2000.00
-World wide coverage, app service, equipment and call service for RydeHUB app: $30,000.00
The RydeHUB app is CURRENTLY available and ready for testing and use in select areas, this funding would finish essential app services to cover the globe and compete in all markets with Rideshare/TNC app companies.
-One year for one paid employee to administrate Ride Safe: $21,000.00
I am willing to work one year on a shoe string budget to properly establish Ride Safe and operate it.
Ride Safe (Ride Safe International INC.) 501c3 Non-Profit
Ride Safe is a non-profit organization that is in no way affiliated, represented by or otherwise involved with any commercial transportation business or group.
Ride Safe is dedicated to transportation safety and transportation labor ethics.
RIDE SAFE Madison, WI sting operation of illegal/uninsured Rideshare operations and taxi operations 3-23 to 2-35 2018
On Sunday March 25th we concluded the sting operation at 2:30am with AMAZING results.
Exposing that EVERY SINGLE Uber and Lyft driver recorded in the city of Madison that week end was either uninsured to operate, accepting ILLEGAL street side cash hails and/or committing dangerous traffic violations regularly through out the night. The video and audio records of the evening will be available Saturday, the 31st of march. Only TWO taxis committed traffic violations the entire week end.
On the week end of Friday (the 23rd) and Saturday (the 24th) Ride Safe will be conducting a sting operation in Madison Wisconsin to monitor and report uninsured Uber and Lyft vehicles and traffic vilations by Uber, Lyft and Taxis in the downtown Madison area.
We will also be conducting a search for Doteh Mensah, an Uber driver who assaulted a customer in November while driving on the Uber platform.
It has been reported that since he was release on bail, Mensah may be using a falsified account to continue driving for Uber or a Lyft account to drive on the Lyft platform.
Due to the recent and dramatic increase in assaults on customers, uninsured wrecks and traffic violations caused by Rideshare drivers through out the US since 2014 it is now necessary to as regularly as possible, monitor the operations of Rideshare (Uber & Lyft) drivers and check public records reports on rideshare plates.
Current state law in Wisconsin does not properly address or mandate proper insurance or background check requirements for rideshare companies.
Likewise, the current state laws tie the hands of law enforcement in each municipality to properly protect the public from fraudulent rideshare operations or felon rideshare drivers operating vehicles as commercial transportation to the general public.
Ride Safe was founded for the purpose of establishing better safety standards that have been eliminated by Rideshare/TNC legislation and supply local law enforcement with a means to at least address violations of the state’s rideshare law and basic traffic violations committed by Rideshare drivers BEFORE these drivers can commit more illicit or deadly acts.
Rideshare drivers recorded committing traffic violations, operating with criminal records and accepting illegal cash hails CAN be addressed and ticketed by municipal authorities.
Ride Safe will record and make available these records from this week ends sting operations to Madison police and Sheriff’s departments.
Rideshare drivers recorded accepting illegal cash/curb hails can be immediately ticketed as this is classified as an ILLEGAL TAXI OPERATION under the current state law for rideshares.
Ride Safe will have TWO individuals in plain clothes recording rideshare and taxi operations in and around around the N, Francis, state street and university avenue areas of Madison starting at midnight on Friday the 23rd.
Members of the media and press from local affiliate stations, news paper and radio may also be present through out this sting operation to monitor Ride Safe.
Schedule for sting operation:
Friday March 23rd Midnight to 2:30am
Staging for this operation will take place for 15 minuets at Midnight at the plaza on the corner of W. Mifflin and state street outside 30 W Mifflin. There we will debrief any media and law enforcement representatives who wish to attend.
– 12:30am to 2:30am Standard observation and recording of Rideshare and taxi operations in and around N. Francis, University ave, Lake St, Langdon st, state st, johnson st, main st, doty st and the capitol square. We can also bring TWO individuals along for the driving portion at the beginning of the operation while we set up our recording locations in each of the areas.
Ride Safe will be making no contact and seeking no contact with rideshare drivers during this portion of the investigation.
We will only be recording traffic violations and plates to check against public records for criminal records and uninsured operations.
If a serious traffic violation is occurring like the incidents we recorded on the evening of 3-9-2018, we will signal any available law enforcement officers and direct them to the vehicle’s in question.
This kind of driving is now a REGULAR occurrence with Rideshare drivers in the Madison area.
Saturday march 24th– 6pm to 2:30am Sunday march 25th
-6pm to 9pm Ride Safe will conduct cash hail stings on Rideshare/TNC drivers at this time. *There will be no Briefing before this operaiton*-
A representative from ride safe will approach resting rideshare/tnc vehicles, request if the driver is in fact working for a rideshare/tnc company and to see their app screen to confirm this.
The ride safe representative will then request a long range trip for cash claiming that their own cell phone is out of power or broken.
If the rideshare/tnc driver accepts the hail for cash, this is a violation of state law and an illegal form of taxi operations under Madison’s municipal code.
The ride safe representative will then be signaled by another ride safe representative listening on an open short range radio channel that another ride has been found and the first ride safe representative will cancel the illegal hail request with the rideshare/tnc driver.
Video and audio recording of these interactions will be rolling the entire time.
At no time will Ride Safe representatives lie if directly asked about the veracity of these ride requests or represent ourselves as law enforcement.
After there interactions have been concluded we can report the plate number and vehicle descriptions to any near by police representatives or later by calling in to non-emergency.
-10pm to 2:30am Sunday the 25th
*breifing will be RSVP ONLY*
Ride Safe will continue recorded observation and cash hail requests in the N. Francis and State St areas.
Raw files can be made available instantly to all legitimate and properly identified parties requesting them before then.
The statistical models for Rideshare operations at the current frequency of incidents caused by rideshare drivers show that Madison residents will suffer:
-Another FOUR more assaults and/or reported predatory behavior by rideshare drivers before the end of 2018.
-SIX more uninsured accidents in Madison and the surrounding areas caused by Rideshare drivers (most go unreported) before the end of 2018.
To date the insured and vetted taxi companies of Wisconsin have generated not even HALF the number of incidents in the last TWENTY YEARS that Rideshare companies have generated in the state in just the last TREE years.
It is Ride Safe’s intention to limit or otherwise END this pandemic before it continues any longer.
It has been years since we have heard Uber or Lyft representatives attempting to make claims that their services have made streets safer, more efficient or any more free of drunk driving than they had been before.
This is mainly due to the numerous lawsuits, assaults on customers and rideshare drivers working with both companies found operating while intoxicated in an epidemic of incidents which now make it a fallacy for either Lyft or Uber to claim their are “safe” compared to their taxi and limo counterparts.
However some click bait sites will from time to time entertain versions of these claims in order to sell more clicks, mallware, tabloid articles and advertised products.
Since 2014 Uber and Lyft have been the direct cause of an epidemic increase in assaults on customers and commercial drivers operating while intoxicated.
In over 9 years the rate of drunk driving has not lowered or deviated from the same rate of increase experienced BEFORE Uber and Lyft entered the market.
The Free Though project is a click bait tabloid website featuring a flood of conflicting and entirely baseless articles on different political and social justice issues.
The web site’s content is very convoluted, without direction and the articles themselves lack proper sources or proofing.
While it can be appreciated that there are law enforcement agencies with severe issues in conduct, the use of deadly force on the innocent and profiling, the ‘police the police’ group on facebook and youtube which is operated by the “free thought project”, has often times posted videos and articles accusing police brutality where none actually existed outside of speculative accusations.
This has done more to hurt any real claims against police brutality by pairing those making honest claims with those making dishonest ones on the group’s facebook pages and website.
In a more recent post the the ‘Police the Police’ facebook group, the group now claims that facebook has limited their ability to make content available to their followers. Using profanity and several unsubstantiated claims, they accuse facebook of “soft censorship”.
It is fair to note the facebook is a private company and under the terms of service for use of facebook, the website can and will limit or promote content for what ever reason the website’s administrators see fit.
Though the page has over eleven thousand five star rated reviews, there are over two thousand 1 star reviewsfrom facebook users complaining about spam and hate speech posted on the group’s page and on the free thought project website.