Madison, WI Rideshare sting *LIVE UPDATES*

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.

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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.

Doteh Mensah – Uber driver who attacked a passenger in late November 2017. Mensah is currently under court order to NOT work as a rideshare driver for Uber or Lyft. Mensah may currently be using a falsified account to drive rideshare in the Madison area.

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.

Recording from incident on 3-9-2018: http://ridesafeworld.com/another-neurotic-uber-driver-video/

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.

All recordings and a full report will be made available on www.ridesafeworld.com on Thursday the 29th.

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.

 

 

 

 

Legislative corruption and the end of the Taxi industry in Wisconsin

Content and website operations for 2018 was made possible by a donation from Robert Williams of Madison Wisconsin.

 

It may seem strange that nether Uber or Lyft raised any protest or so much as spoke out in public hearings over recently announced legislation to deregulate the taxi Industry in Wisconsin.

After all, the legislators presenting these bills (AB918 & SB759) Like state Assembly representative Daniel Knodl and state senator Stephen Nass have been very outspoken in claims that these bills would return a “level playing field” and “fair trade” to the state’s taxi industry.

A taxi industry that has, like many through out the US, suffered losses trying to compete with a grotesquely deregulated and statistically more deadly rideshare/TNC (Uber & Lyft) market.

These particular bills are the first of many proposed laws likely to pass in Republican controlled states through out the US in a bid to make taxis more like Rideshare/TNC companies.

In recent years there have been other taxi deregulation proposals and even a few laws passed in states like California and Michigan to deregulate taxis.  However these other laws differ greatly from the current proposals in Wisconsin.  Mainly because that unlike the currently proposed Wisconsin legislation, they comprehensively address customer safety and driver background checks while SB759 and AB918 completely throw them out the window into a lane of on coming traffic.

This is a move many taxi companies in Wisconsin do not agree with as they would no longer have accountable insurance, background checks on drivers or a fair means of competing with larger taxi companies poised to cherry pick their markets through out the state.

Under the proposed laws, Taxi companies through out Wisconsin would be forced to compete with taxi companies like Milwaukee’s TaxiMKE (American United Transportation Group) who actually desire to operate without comprehensive insurance and background checking standards for their drivers in order to save money.

Because the new laws would also eliminate any and all restrictions on where any taxi company can operate STATE WIDE, companies with large fleets like taxiMKE will be rushing into green bay on busy Green Bay Packer game nights to cherry pick street hails from the local taxi companies in that area.

In recent legislative meetings at the Wisconsin state capital, the only protests that were lodged by Uber lobbyists and their supporters with the Koch Ind lobbying front AFP (Americans For Prosperity) were in opposition to public hearings on the proposed laws.  Likely due to an abundance of evidence Ride Safe had to present concerning fraud with Uber and Lyft drivers through out Wisconsin and corruption at the DSPS (department of Safety and Professional Services).

**NOTE, the evidence presented by Ride Safe appears in the legislative documents AFTER a petition submitted by TaxiMKE administrators and their drivers in SUPPORT of the proposed legislation to deregulate taxis.**

DSPS is the state regulator currently administrating all rideshare regulation in Wisconsin AND slated to become the state’s one and ONLY Taxi regulator if the proposed legislation passes.

The reason Uber and lobbying fronts like the AFP support the establishment of state wide/no border operations, lowered vetting standards and eliminated insurance standards for the taxi industry is because it appeals to the rideshare model of doing business.

It also opens the door to a desperate attempt by Rideshare companies to take over other transportation markets as the rideshare market has been failing consistently in recent years.

 

Uber’s financial disasters

Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi recently commented that the company was seeking to begin taking over bus operations in some cities.

Uber’s aspirations for the development of driverless technology, as with other developers in driverless tech have recently hit several brick walls in development that indicate the technology is neither viable or will be viable for commercial or private transportation for several years to come, likely decades.

While Uber once touted a bid for Public trading, the company has recently set the projection for going IPO (publicly traded) for much later in a more vague and uncommitted stance.

This trend with Uber has been leading a world wide failure of sutainability with the so-called “GIG” or “On Demand” economy and job market.

Other “On damend” or “GIG” ventures such as Amazon Flex, Postmates, Door Dash, GrubHub, Task Rabbit, UberEats, and AirBNB have all reported major losses and financial disasters as a result of uninsured operations, assaults on customers by poorly screened service providers and an over all lack of integrity or accountability in their business models.

 

Rideshare companies are also being plagued by another costly menace, THEIR OWN DRIVERS 

In recent months Ride Safe has collected several advertisements from the social net that indicate a new trend which we have dubbed “Kyotes” after the term for border smugglers.  Adding a ‘K’ in place of a ‘C’ to mimic the naming practices of “GIG” companies like Lyft.

Kyotes are Rideshare drivers who take Illegal cash hails, arrange rides and payment outside the apps and in some cases operate their own fleets of Uber and Lyft vehicles on fraudulent sublet deals with drivers who are in most cases not even registered on the app themselves but instead use the Kyote’s Uber and/or Lyft account to operate.

A growing trend with Kyotes is avoiding registration on any app all together and simply offering rides on the facebook marketplace.

A man illegally offering commercial rides to the public on facebook.

 

Uber driver offering illegal sublet of his vehicle. With a dash of sexual harassment.

During the Rideshare sting in Green Bay on December 23rd Ride Safe found only 1 driver out of 15 Uber and Lyft drivers asked who refused to take an illegal cash hale.

 

The reason Rideshare drivers have been flocking to illegal operations outside of the apps is simple.  There are to many of them saturating each market.

One among many screen captures of daily posts by Uber and Lyft drivers in all major cities reporting low earnings and no work during busy hours.

 

With a saturated market, drivers get far less fares per hour.  Add the issue of only being able to arrange rides through an app and no requirements for proper vetting, insurance or even vehicle marking.

Rideshare drivers aren’t just encouraged to seek out illegal work, they have been primed for it with low standards of regulation, zero required accountability, no cap on the number of vehicles operating and an already fraudulent contracting agreement which they religiously ignore even reading themselves.

Ride safe has collected interviews over the last four years with drivers who clearly indicate they are either ignorant or unwilling to the terms of their own contracting with companies like Uber and Lyft.

Even when those interviews are with INSURANCE agents committing insurance fraud while working for rideshare companies.

The number of drivers on the Uber and Lyft platforms with criminal records found by ride Safe and other media outlets indicates that Rideshare is the perfect work opportunity for the criminally minded.

 

Until now Taxi companies have been able to survive total eradication from rideshare operations mainly because they are accountable, insured and have drivers who can pass a fingerprint background check that is in most cases done by a local police or sherrif’s department.

They also offer service to those without cell phones, the disabled and areas of any given city that may be very low income without bias as many municipal laws mandate them too.

With the passage of AB918 and SB759 these requirements would no longer exist and any incentive to provide service to areas of low income, distant rural areas and the disabled would no longer exits because Taxi companies would no longer be competing for those customers but rather the same customers Rideshare/TNC companies exclusively compete for.

 

The effects of the law

 

Ride Safe will of course experience an IMMENSE amount of new work this legislation will create through more uninsured wrecks, deaths, fraud and assaults on customers that will now be committed by TAXI companies and their drivers through out the state.  Exactly like their Rideshare/TNC counterparts have been doing these last four years in Wisconsin.

This is not the work that Ride Safe had intended to face.

It is Ride Safe’s mission to protect consumer interests, safety and the ability of drivers to provide a safe ride while also making a fair living doing it.

AB918 and SB759 directly conflict with that mission.

Representative Knold and Senator Nass have not offered a solution to the Taxi industry in Wisconsin, they have handed it a death sentence while introducing a new realm of crime and insurance inflation to the tax payers of Wisconsin.

Companies like TaxiMKE will soon come to realize that this legislation was not designed for them as Uber and Lyft will now have a clear path to becoming taxi companies and also offering rideshare service at the same time, state wide.

Any Taxi companies trying to exploit the new laws will attempt to cherry pick street hails in other cities through out the state as well as their own traditional territories while Uber and Lyft increase their own fleet sizes by offering street hail only “taxi” service.  With no requirements for vehicle type, proper vehicle inspections and a regulatory body (DSPS) that doesn’t actually regulate or audit anything, Uber and Lyft will be able to fill these new “taxi” rank services with existing drivers in their own vehicles.

Smaller Taxi companies will survive more or less on keeping to traditional service routs and standards for providing service to all regardless of income, race or disability but it will come at a severe cost in fleet sizes and availability.

The congestion that will be caused by this will turn most major roadways through out Wisconsin into teaming gridlocks that will rival the bustling streets and outer loop highways of New York and LA on busy nights and during games.

 

It is an almost futile hope at this point that the Republican lead legislation of Wisconsin will see reason and end this legislation.

If the legislation does pass, Ride Safe will continue the fight to protect the public in Wisconsin as with anywhere else.  Most Taxi companies in Wisconsin DO NOT want this legislation and have vowed to maintain SAFE and INSURED operations regardless of incentives not to in these laws.

 

If YOU see the reason and wish to make a difference, you can do so by writing as many State senators and assembly representatives as you can and signing THIS PETITION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation for Wisconsin state legislature on proposed bills SB-759 & AB-918 , Deregulation of Taxis

Cover Letter

Ride Safe presentation to Wisconsin Legislators

Justin La Plante

Chief Administrator of Ride Safe International

www.ridesafeworld.com

Phone: 608-886-5302

Email: colitisscope@gmail.com

Ride Safe DOES NOT support the deregulation of the Taxi industry as proposed in SB-759 and AB-918

Ride Safe International is a 501c3 Non-profit formed in 2018 for the purpose of research, charity, protecting ethics and safety in commercial transportation.

Because of the increase in assaults on customers, uninsured operations and fraud caused as a direct result of Rideshare/TNC operations and deregulation, Ride Safe was formed to address the issue.

The business model of Rideshare/TNC companies such as Uber and Lyft establishes an incentive in the transportation market to operate without proper insurance, basic safety considerations or accountability for the service provided. This method of business is nothing more than profit for suffering.

Safe, Insured and accountable transportation is a right of the consumer and providing transportation with proper vetting and insurance should be a requirement of ALL providers.

Lowering the regulatory standards the Taxi and Limo industry to those of Rideshare/TNCs would only compound an already out of control epidemic of assaults.

Rideshare/TNCs are the most statistically unsafe form of commercial transportation in the United States.

The primary objectives of Ride Safe:

-Transportation safety

-Consumer protections

-Prevention of Drunk Driving

-Universal Para-transit availability

-Fair wages and work for all providers

-Assistance to victims of assault by providers

-Assistance to victims of commercial transportation fraud

-Assistance to victims of uninsured operations

The legislation proposed by SB-759 and AB-918 directly conflicts with these objectives.

A report on the effect of this proposed legislation has been published on www.ridesafeworld.com and has been shared with your offices.

Evidence of fraud, uninsured operations and increased assaults on customers by Rideshare/TNC companies and their drivers is available on www.ridesafeworld.com.

A petition in objection to this legislation and it’s signature record are available at www.ridesafeworld.com and has been shared with your offices.

If you have not received these materials, please contact me through the contact information provided above or visit www.ridesafeworld.com

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Negligence of DSPS to properly regulate

On May 5th 2016 I submitted two complaints to DSPS, one for Uber technologies and one for Rasier LLC, the company Uber uses for it’s insurance and driver contracting liability scheme.

The reference numbers for the records regarding these complaints at DSPS records are:

16-UNL090 and 16-TNC001

DOWNLOAD LINK: DSPS case file 16 TNC 001

DOWNLOAD LINK: DSPS case file 16 UNL 090

The additional documents pertaining to these complaints, investigation materials and investigation videos can be found at www.ridesafeworld.com under the article:

“Uber allows driver to register with fake insurance/registration documents *video*”

In March of 2016, Ride Safe had completed an investigation proving that Uber had accepted an application and approved the person applying after the person applying submitted SEVERAL falsified documents including a falsified Insurance policy and a falsified Wisconsin state vehicle registration.

Uber did not verify the documents against publicly available state records or with the falsified insurance company named in the documents.

Uber and Uber’s background checking service Checkr.com BOTH cleared the falsified driver to be an Uber driver.

We then tested the Uber application on the phone of the person who applied with the falsified documents to see if we would be available on the app to customers.

The falsified driver WAS made available on the Uber app and we were able to demonstrate this LIVE on the Tony Casteneda ‘Morning Buzz’ radio program on WORT and another test which appears on a Youtube.com video attached to the article on www.ridesafeworld.com.

I then submitted a formal complaint on the matter to DSPS. DSPS informed me that the complaint would take THREE MONTHS to process. After FOUR MONTHS had passed DSPS stated the complaints had been processed and no action would be taken as DSPS saw no violation of the law.

If DSPS does not deem a clear violation of the state law regulating Rideshare/TNC companies then how can DSPS also be expected to properly regulate the entire state’s taxi industry as well?

If just ONE complaint of a clear violation of the states current Rideshare/TNC law takes FOUR MONTHS to process with DSPS, how can DSPS be expected to properly regulate any business or industry in the state of Wisconsin?

 

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Open record plate reports on Uber and Lyft drivers operating in Wisconsin, insurance fraud schemes and the ILLEGAL cash hail sting in Green bay on December 23rd.

Both Uber and Lyft claim that Drivers with violent felon, DUI/OWI and dangerous traffic violation records can not be drivers on their platforms. However, Ride Safe has logged several drivers with criminal violent felon, DUI/OWI and dangerous traffic violation records operating for Uber and Lyft since 2015 in the state of Wisconsin.

http://ridesafeworld.com/ride-safe-psa-wisconsin-state-senate-and-assembly-regulation-of-ridesharetnc-companies/

http://ridesafeworld.com/uninsured-uber-with-a-revoked-license-impersonating-police-in-green-bay/

http://ridesafeworld.com/madison-rideshare-uber-lyft-drivers-behaving-badly-part-1/

Both Uber and Lyft maintain contracting with drivers which clearly indicates that not arranging proper notification of commercial operations to a driver’s own insurance provider invalidates any and all coverage offered by the rideshare company.

However it is not mandated in current Rideshare/TNC regulations for Rideshare drivers to properly communicate the comme4rcial use of their own vehicles to the DOT or their own insurance provider.

Insurance companies offering so-called “rideshare” insurance to Rideshare/TNC drivers, such as Erie insurance, are not properly arranging these policies for proper coverage.

http://ridesafeworld.com/eries-so-called-rideshare-insurance-fails-to-validate-comprehensive-coverage-video/

Uber claims to have comprehensive insurance coverage for all passengers. However after Uber technologies lost a lawsuit in 2015 over a falsified fee listed as a “safe rides” fee, the company quickly switched the “safe rides” fee to a “booking” fee for the same exact amount.

Several terms in the customer usage agreements for both Uber and Lyft clearly indicate that both companies are not liable for safety, property damage, personal injury, bodily injury, insurance coverage shortfalls or otherwise invalidation with the services provided to the customer.

http://www.businessinsider.com/uber-449-million-safe-rides-fees-2016-8

https://www.sandiegocan.org/2015/09/18/lyft-trust-safety-fee-is-not-trustworthy/

It is clearly defined in Sb-106 and AB-143 (2015 Wisconsin legislature), the current Rideshare/TNC regulations for Wisconsin that no Rideshare/TNC driver can take a hail or flag for cash without arrangement of the ride through the app being used by the Rideshare/TNC driver.

However Ride Safe was able to log several drivers with Uber and Lyft accepting illegal cash hails outside of the apps during the December 23rd Packer game in Green bay.

http://ridesafeworld.com/results-of-ride-safe-green-bay-sting-part-1-illegal-cash-hails-by-uber-and-lyft-drivers-during-packer-game/

The proposed legislation in SB-759 and AB-918 would deregulate the Taxi industry to the same standards as Rideshare/TNCs and would allow Taxi operators state wide to operate in the same manner as Rideshare/TNC companies and their drivers.

Proper insurance, fingerprint background checks and provisions for customer safety and proper execution of the service are not to be trusted exclusively to the service provider without oversight.

They are requirements that should be mandated by law to prevent crime and fraud.

Statement to the representatives

My name is Justin la Plante,

I am the Chief Administrator of the recently approved and now operational 501c3 known as Ride Safe International or RSI.

When considering the proposed legislation ab-918 and SB-759, one can not ignore the striking similarity in the deregulation proposed to the current Rideshare/TNC regulations ab-143 and sb-106 passed in 2015. It is prudent to consider the current state of Rideshare/TNC transportation in Wisconsin as a result.

Since 2016 Ride Safe has compiled a list of plates with open records checks competed on several Rideshare/TNC drivers in the Madison, Green bay and Milwaukee areas.  These records and the findings within them have been repeatedly shared with your offices, put on public record and have aided in exposing several cases of insurance fraud, falsified license plates and drivers operating with criminal records in excess of the safety and vetting claims made by Uber and Lyft.

In November an Uber driver here in Madison brutally beat and sexual assaulted his female passenger.  This driver was approved to operate for Uber without a fingerprint background check, a basic vehicle inspection or any sort of required insurance communication with his own vehicle insurance provider.

JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER UBER AND LYFT DRIVER CURRENTLY OPERATING THROUGH OUT THE STATE OF WISCONSIN under the current regulations.

This assault was not only the most heartless and brutal to have been committed by a commercial driver, taxi or otherwise in the area in decades but it was entirely preventable.

Drivers who are not required to have an actual background check or validate the proper insurance policies for their service are not professionals.

A company that does not require or mandate simple comprehensive screening and insurance procedures is not professional.

Rideshares have been operating under the same kinds of regulations as SB-759 & AB-918 for just over three years now in Wisconsin and it has given a lot of criminals easy access to their prey.

As more assaults are reported and more victims cry out for justice I have found that there is no longer a single legislator in this state can honestly defend these companies to me or anyone else with proof, facts or even so much as an anecdotal half truth, though some have tried these last three years.

Representative Brostoff and Senator Nass’s aid Mr. Mickelson know exactly what I am talking about.

Through out studying the numerous criminal and accident reports with rideshares another key factor is important to note. 

While Taxi companies have an average emergency response and law enforcement compliance time of under thirty minuets if not instant in many cases as they use live dispatch, Uber and Lyft average in rather unaccountable responses between one to 48 hours in compliance for emergency response and law enforcement requests

If police need to identify or track a taxi there is a phone number and a human dispatcher who can and will provide the information to a properly identified officer instantly and without needless delays.

Rideshare/TNCs do not offer a number with a live human to law enforcement but rather a long web page and text submission process.

The Kalamazoo mass shooting committed in February of 2016 by Uber driver Jason Dalton is a perfect example of the flaw in Rideshare emergency response and dealing with unsafe drivers.

Hours before Dalton killed his first victim, Uber customers were texting complaints to Uber’s complaint system about Dalton’s erratic and dangerous driving while providing rides on the platform.  They were given no means to call Uber or speak to a LIVE human being.

It was not until hours AFTER Dalton had killed his last victim that Uber responded on the incident and the initial complaints made BEFORE the shootings took place.

Expanding this same sort of deregulation to the Taxi market will only compound these issues and force more to suffer.

DSPS is an agency that has proven it can not properly regulate Rideshare/TNC companies. How can it be expected to also include Taxi regulation?

Included in the materials I have given this council today is a segment of the DSPS report I received yesterday concerning a complaint I made to DSPS in 2016.

Ride Safe was able to register a driver on the Uber platform with falsified documents.

The driver was accepted on the app and made available to customers.

We documented this and reported it to DSPS along with numerous rideshare/TNC plate reports, uninsured operations and fraud being sanctioned By both Uber and Lyft through out the state.

DSPS took over FOUR MONTHS to process this complaint.

I have made all documents available to state legislators and the public.

The segment I have presented to you in this booklet reveals that during this review process of the complaint a representative with a company called Rasier LLC, which apparently handles all of Uber’s legal, driver contracting and insurance matters, the same as pyramid scams use their dummy and shell companies, responded to DSPS with several statements.

The Rasier LLC representative is Scott Binnings.

Pay close attention to Mr, Scott Binnings’s statements in his responses.

He claims that Rasier LLC checks documents and has a system for verifying documents but he does not claim that Rasier LLC’s process is comprehensive or even effective in detecting falsified documents as was the case proven by the several falsified documents approved and accepted which you can see in the later portion of the booklet.

He claims Rasier LLC maintains an insurance coverage for Uber operations and that there are agreements with Uber drivers concerning when Rasier’s insurance would cover or the driver’s insurance would cover but no where in his statements does he claim or even concretely state that ANY of these policies would ever actually cover a wreck or any circumstances stemming from a wreck.

Mr. Binnings goes so far as to state that calling an Uber a “commercial transportation vehicle” is false, given what he states is the “TNC model” even though numerous judicial rulings against Uber since 2015 clearly indicate that these vehicles are in fact providing “COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION”.

The double talk and fraudulent dismissals of liability are as consistent in Mr. Binnings’s responses as the terminology in the Uber Customer usage agreement and the Uber driver contracting handled through Mr. Innings company Rasier LLC. This is the same double talk and fraudulent dismissal of liability found in counterpart documents with Lyft.

Despite Mr. Binnings’s statements and their obvious contradiction to fact of evidence presented, DSPS dismissed the complaint and took no action.

It took them four months to do this and as you can see from the documents, a mountain of public resources was wasted.

This isn’t even 1/4th of the ridiculousness that you will find in the remaining documents concerning this report.

DSPS was also making clerical errors with simple IT issues on document conversion.

There is an additional portion of the report containing a transcript of an online chat between myself posing as the person applying to become an Uber driver and an Uber employee screening the documents I had submitted.

I almost thought the person screening me would discover the first set of documents was falsified.

They not only accepted them but they accepted one of the most moronic excuses, I could have offered for why the first documents had issues.

At no time was I ever asked if the documents were fake before the gentleman who I had signed up for Uber with falsified insurance and state vehicle registration documents was accepted by Uber with flying colors.

The falsified insurance document had two entirely different and equally falsified vehicle VIN numbers on it.

I would like to thank this council for it’s time and to please do everything in your power to make sure I do not have to return here in another three years to tell you “I told you so”,…. Again.

I am open for any questions you may have.

 

Results of Ride Safe Green Bay Sting Part 1 Illegal Cash Hails by Uber and Lyft drivers during Packer Game

The first results from our sting operation in Green bay Wisconsin during the Packers V. Vikings game on December 23rd.

 

These are the first seven Plates recorded during our sting operation.

Five of the rideshare drivers contacted accepted illegal cash hails which would have not only violated state and municipal law but also entirely invalidated their Uber and Lyft contracting.

One driver refused to take a hail for cash however the open records check on his plate revealed that the vehicle has no commercial operations listed on it’s carfax report or commercial insurance on the vehicle.

The one vehicle not contacted also came up on open records without a proper carfax listing for commercial operations or proper insurance for commercial operations.

 

Ride Safe still has eight more hours of recorded material and several more Uber and Lyft plates to check from this sting operation.

 

Open Records results from Wisconsin DMV and recordsfinder.com

 

Notes from sting operation in green bay on the plates from this video segment:

852PSV – Wisconsin plate
Uber & Lyft confirmed –
-Spotted only, no contact-
-No commercial insurance or carfax for commercial

AAD2474 – Wisconsin plate
UBER & Lyft confirmed –
-Did not accept illegal cash hail
-No commercial insurance or carfax for commercial

710YRB – Wisconsin plate
Uber Confirmed –
-Accepted illegal cash hail
-No commercial insurance or carfax for commercial

797NVU – Wisconsin plate
Uber Confirmed –
-used to be a cab driver for ‘executive rides’
-Admitted he does not have insurance
-Accepted illegal cash hail
-No commercial insurance or carfax for commercial

767WEX – Wisconsin plate
Uber confirmed –
-did not accepted illegal cash hail
-No commercial insurance or carfax for commercial

127WKV – Wisconsin plate
Confirmed Uber
-Accepted illegal cash hail
-No carfax for comemrcial, isnurance is
insufficient/does not guarontee coverage for customers

56636R – Wisconsin plate
Uber and Lyft confirmed
-Claimed to be a ‘Public official’
-Fire dept association emblem on plate
-Accepted illegal cash hail
-No commercial insurance or carfax for commercial

 

This Uber driver with one of the new Uber light logos was issued a ticket for no seat belt and a warning for illegally blocking traffic after the game.

Letter from the editor, Gun toting Lyft driver sends Brookfield Keystone cops and local media on a wild racial profiling goose chase

An open Letter to the Brookfield police Department, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox news and NBC News.

From: Justin La Plante Administrator, chief editor, Ride Safe 

 

At least four different local news organizations in Wisconsin have reported on a shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday, the 29th of November just after 11pm.

The fox Wisconsin affiliate for the brookfield/Milwaukee area

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel news paper

A duplicate of the Journal Sentinel article with the tittle augmented to make it appear as thought he Lyft driver prevented a robbery 

The NBC affiliate.  This article actually makes a point of sighting that both Uber and Lyft have a strick ‘NO fire arms’ policy.

The Milwaukee ABC affiliate.

 

The Lyft driver had picked up four passengers later described as black and in their 20’s at a local motel 6 in Brookfield Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee.

During the ride, the driver claims that he heard “a metallic sound” and saw in his rear view mirror that one of the passengers was holding a gun.  The driver quickly pulled into the brookfield mall parking (closed at the time as most businesses in the area) lot and then existed the vehicle brandishing his own gun and firing four times at the passengers.

The passengers fled and police later arrested one of them.  Likely this was the one who had used the app to get the ride.

In each article we notice a few problems with the drivers story.

 

1- The driver had no dash cam to prove his story.

2- There are no witnesses that can corroborate the driver’s accusation that any of his passengers had a gun or brandished a gun.

3- Police have not seen or recovered the alleged gun that the driver claims to have seen.

4- Police have STILL not named or charged the one person in custody or released the name of the Lyft driver.  However in one publication we found doing a more responsible job of reporting, the arrested teen’s mother voiced her protest of the arrest and insisted that the Lyft driver is lying.

 

Like many communities in the outer Milwaukee area, Brookfield’s police department has a well documented history of racial profiling and racially selective law enforcement.

Meaning if the Brookfield Police department had any indication by now that an actual crime had occurred, the person they currently have in custody would have been charged and identified by now.

Even if these suspects had a gun, they never fired it despite being chased from the vehicle and fired at four times by the Lyft driver.

 

The poor police work and even poorer reporting done by news organizations like the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in this incident are the exact kind of malice and disregard for rational thinking that endanger the public.

There is currently a plague of uninsured rideshare drivers operating for Uber and Lyft in America and the world over.

In just this last week yet another Uber customer was sexually assaulted here in Madison.

I have to deal with another assault committed by rideshare drivers nearly every other day now, while insured and properly vetted taxi drivers that have served these communities for decades without incident go hungry.

The fact that police and media outlets can be so blinded and arrive at such ridiculous conclusions from the ravings of a man who wasn’t even supposed to be carrying a gun in the first place is a staggering revelation.

Uber and Lyft drivers DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE and are not vetted with an actual background check process.  Trusting their word against ANYONE else’s is a simple case of self delusion.

This man did not stop a crime, he caused one.

 

We are only lucky that he will now be removed from the Lyft app for having carried a gun as this is one of Lyft’s few responsible policies.

 

After our first attempt on the 29th to get clarification on the incident to ask why the person in custody had not yet been charged OR a weapon found, The Brookfield police department released a blanket statement and media black out on the subject on the 30th.

 

Another thing that Milwaukee area police departments are well documented for are forcing wrongfully accused suspects into false confessions.

 

I sincerely hope that the Brookfield Police department understands that they have been holding a person without charge, witness testimony, recorded evidence or any evidence of the alleged weapon for over 24 hours at this point.

If they plan to force a confession, it will have to be a VERY well crafted performance.

Everyone is watching.

 

-Justin La Plante, Ride Safe

 

Another Uber driver sexually assaults a passenger in Ride Safe’s home city

Since Uber and lyft began operations in Madison, WI in 2014 drivers operating for the companies have committed three assaults on customers, only one of which was NOT sexual in nature.

The local Taxi and Bus company drivers operating in Madison have committed 0 assaults on customers and 0 uninsured wrecks in that same time.

This week another sexual assault has been added to the number committed by Uber and Lyft drivers in Madison.

Ride Safe has not yet determined if the suspect’s vehicle had been reported to our database as the vehicle description and plate number have not been as yet released to the public.

Ride Safe continues to maintain a public plate check service for all visitors to this website to notify of their vehicle’s safety and vetting status.

188 Vehicles found operating in Madison for Uber and Lyft have been reported to Ride Safe.

Currently NONE of the Uber and Lyft vehicles reported have proper insurance or vetting to transport passengers for hire.

Ride Safe discovered in 2016 that Uber was allowing drivers to register with falsified documents.

Ride safe has pleaded with city State and national legislators since 2014 to do something about this epidemic of uninsured wrecks and assaults caused by Uber and Lyft drivers.

 

 

LIVE Ride Safe fraudulent Uber & Lyft plate capture Day *Results* VIDEO of Uber & Lyft driver breaking basic traffic laws

Ride Safe was LIVE capturing Uber and Lyft plates and running open record checks in New York State, Green bay Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin and Townsville, QLD, Australia on Sunday November 19th 2017.

Part 1 Watch NOW.

Part 2 Watch NOW.

RIDE SAFE LIVE Rideshare (Uber/Lyft) plate captures 11-19-2017

Daily goal was 30 plates.

33-plates were reported and checked over a 10 hour period.

Results :

33 Plates Reported

10 Reports rejected or inconclusive

23 Rideshare vehicles working for both Uber and Lyft found operating without insurance or proper commercial listing on carfax reports

4 Criminal records of those found operating for Uber and Lyft in excess of the background check/safety claims of both companies

1 video of an Uber and Lyft driver violating basic traffic laws to take ILLEGAL street hails

 

Conclusions:

The report results were typical for the number taken to report results from the same number from any single city where Uber and Lyft have been found operating..

100% of all the confirmed Rideshare vehicles checked DID NOT have proper insurance to be operating commercially in ANY of the cities they were reported in.

The number of rideshare drivers operating with criminal records in excess of proper vetting allowances indicates that Uber and Lyft STILL DO NOT have an actual background check system.

Uber and Lyft drivers WILL continue to cause uninsured wrecks and assault customers no matter where both companies operate.

While neither company can even LEGALLY assure safety or insurance to protect customers or they public, more assaults and uninsured wrecks ARE  assured with Uber and Lyft.

 

Report details: 

1- Green Bay, WI USA – 877ZNU – CONFIRMED LYFT – No commercial insurance or carfax listing for commercial usage on vehicle/Criminal record Driving without REG

2- Green Bay, WI USA – 213UEK – CONFIRMED – Uber/Lyft No commercial insurance or carfax listing for commercial operations on vehicle no criminal record

3Syracuse, New YorkHCK1202 – CONFIRMED Uber – REGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a NY plate or wrong state listed for origin

4- Syracuse, New York HRB1522CONFIRMED Uber/Lyft – REGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a NY plate or wrong state listed for origin

5- Syracuse, New YorkHRM8335 CONFIRMED Uber/Lyft – No commercial insurance or carfax listing for commercial operations on vehicle – No criminal record

6- Syracuse, New YorkFZS7529 confirmed Uber/Lyft – No commercial insurance or carfax listing for commercial operations on vehicle – no criminal record

7- Green Bay 958RUG – confirmed Uber – No commercial insurance or carfax listing for commercial operations on vehicle – No criminal record 

8- Green Bay ABM1263confirmed – Uber/Lyft Entire bottom of the car is rusted. Tires have very little to no tread. No commercial insurance or carfax listing for commercial operations on vehicle – No criminal record

9- Green Bay 145LRU – Confirmed Uber – DRIVER SPOTTED DRINKING AT BARS IN BETWEEN TAKING FARES – No commercial insurance or carfax listing for commercial operations on vehicle – (((Conflicting ownership records, possible ownership/registration fraud)))

10- Syracuse, New York EUU3027 REGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a NY plate or wrong state listed for origin

11- Syracuse, New York GMF5159 REGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a NY plate or wrong state listed for origin

12- Townsville Queensland, Australia – 915TRB – Confirmed UBER – REGO No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle

12- Townsville Queensland, Australia – 496VUJ – Confirmed  UBER – REGO No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle

13- Townsville Queensland, Australia – KEV045 – Confirmed UBER – REGO No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle (pic example below from original reports)

 

 

14- Townsville Queensland, Australia – 434WCD – UBER Confirmed  – REGO No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle

15- Green Bay, WI 673yleUber – REGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a WI plate or wrong state listed for origin

16- Green Bay – 726ZNN – UBERREGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a WI plate or wrong state listed for origin

17- Green Bay – 389YPM Confirmed Uber/Lyft – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – no criminal record

18- Green Bay (Arkansas Plates) – Confirmed UBER – 65AB92 – ILLEGAL STREET HAIL CAUGHT ON RECORDING – Registration records not available – Uber sticker on vehicle Red car

19- Green bay 820ZXM Confirmed Uber – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – Female owner thought driver is MALE – Female OWNER criminal traffic record *speeding

20- Green bay – 570ZZH – Confirmed Uber – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – No criminal record –

21Green bay – 495YAY – Confirmed  Uber/Lyft – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – INCONCLUSIVE OWNERSHIP RECORDS POSSIBLY FRAUDULENT

22- Madison – 510XZR Confirmed  Uber/Lyft – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – INCONCLUSIVE OWNERSHIP RECORDS POSSIBLY FRAUDULENT

23- Madison – 619XXR – Confirmed Uber/Lyft – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – CRIMINAL TRAFFIC RECORD, Unsafe tires, Speeding

24- Madison – 787ULJ Confirmed Uber/Lyft – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – INCONCLUSIVE OWNERSHIP RECORD, POSSIBLE LEASE OR OWNERSHIP FRAUD

25- Madison – AAM8664 –  Confirmed  Uber/Lyft – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – No criminal record

26- Madison – ABC9327 –  Confirmed  Uber/Lyft – REGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a WI plate or wrong state listed for origin

27- Madison – 541ZFT Confirmed  Uber – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – No criminal record

28- Green bay – AAM5859 –  Confirmed  Uber – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – No criminal record

29- Green bay – 812RRC – Confirmed  Uber – ILLEGAL STREET HAIL – REGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a WI plate or wrong state listed for origin

30- Green bay – 884xcm – NO MARKINGS – ILLEGAL STREET HAIL – No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – No criminal record

31- Green bay – 213EAK – NO MARKINGS – ILLEGAL STREET HAIL – REGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a WI plate or wrong state listed for origin

31- Green Bay – 850TCK – ILLEGAL CAB COMPANY “Awesome Cab” Inconclusive carfax report or state DOT listing

32- Green bay – 445ZUS – Confirmed  Uber – REGECTED REPORT – Recent registration, Not a WI plate or wrong state listed for origin

33- Green Bay – 855WNC – Confirmed  Uber/Lyft No commercial insurance or listing for commercial operations on vehicle carfax – Swerving/threatening and nearly hitting pedestrians and other vehicles by stadium 11/19/2017 – Vehicle owner has CRIMINAL RECORD Resisting, Obstruction, Disorderly conduct. Blocking traffic in active lane to take illegal street hails, Blocking traffic at intersection during green light (on video) .

 

 

 

WARNING TO ALL PACKER FANS, GREEN BAY UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS ARE NOT INSURED OR SAFE!, FREE plate check service

Recently Ride Safe discovered that the head of the Green bay Tavern League, Don Mjelde was actually using Lyft as a safe ride service for intoxicated customers leaving ‘Richard Craniums’, the Green Bay bar that Mr. Mjelde also owns.  Several other Wisconsin tavern league member establishments in the Oshkosh and Appleton areas have also been found using lyft for safe ride services.

Official logo of ‘Richard Cranium’s’ bar in Green bay. Richard Cranium’s is owned by Don Mjelde.  *Image from public trademerk notification for ‘Richard Cranium’s’.
Don Mjelde (left) with Dick Leinenkugel (right) . *image from public facebook profile content of Don Mjelde*
‘Richard Cranium’s’ bar in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

 

On October 3rd Ride Safe interviewed two Uber and Lyft drivers at Austin Straubel Airport in green bay.  One of the drivers was using a falsified plate while the other admitted to not having proper insurance on his vehicle and over charging fans at Packer games.

 

 

 

In September ride safe published this article, concerning the involvement of the Ashwaubenon department of public safety (not to be confused with the Green Bay police department) in promoting the harassment of vetted and insured Taxi drivers in the Green Bay area while allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to violate traffic laws.

 

At that time Ride Safe had found:

-51 Reported and confirmed Uber and Lyft drivers

-1 Sex offender WITH a DUI conviction operating for BOTH Uber and Lyft

-3 Convicted felons With DUI, theft and assault convictions, 2 operating for Uber, 1 operating for both Uber and Lyft.

-0  Drivers with either Uber or Lyft properly insured to provide transportation for money.

 

Ride Safe has since reviewed 33 more Uber and Lyft plates submitted to our database from the Green bay area and found none of the additional vehicles have proper insurance to operate commercially.  One vehicle was found operating with a falsified license plate for both Uber and Lyft.

 

It is for this reason that Ride Safe has released the plate numbers for all uninsured Uber and Lyft drivers onto a search service that we offer for FREE to the public of green bay.

Ride Safe can not endorse transportation services offered by Uber or Lyft because of clear safety issues with both companies.  However we understand that some custoemrs may want to try these services as they are faster and cheaper than vetted and insured taxis.

KEEP IN MIND that Uber and Lyft vehicles are faster and cheaper than Taxis because they provide only selective service to limited areas of the community and THEY HAVE NO PROPER VETTING OR INSURANCE on any of their vehicles.

Not covering insurance and proper background checks on drivers saves Uber and Lyft money while providing only the most statistically unsafe transportation option to customers.

 

IF YOU MUST take an Uber or Lyft we ask that you use our FREE plate check service. 

This service will allow you to know if the vehicle is safe or not.

Uber and Lyft CAN NOT legally charge you for cancelling a ride if their drivers do not have proper insurance or have a dangerous criminal record in excess of their safety claims.

Petition, Wisconsin Tavern League to end fraudulent relationship with Rideshare companies

Wisconsin tavern league

  

Wisconsin Tavern League, please listen to reason

Administrators and members of the Wisconsin Tavern League,

We, the undersigned, represent tavern patrons, transportation providers and members of the general public throughout Wisconsin.

Drivers operating for the rideshare services Uber and Lyft have been documented numerous times violating basic traffic laws, causing uninsured wrecks and assaulting customers in every territory these companies operate through out the world.

Ride Safe ( www.ridesafeworld.com ) has documented hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers in Madison and Green bay who do not have proper insurance for commercial operations.
Several of these drivers documented also have recent criminal records including DUI/DWI/OWI, assault and even sexual assault convictions.

After recent open records checks on Uber and Lyft drivers in the Green Bay area were conducted, the findings were reported to the Green bay police department, the Ashwaubenon department of public safety and the head ofGreen bay’s Wisconsin Tavern League Don Mjelde.
Don Mjelde is also the owner of ‘Richard Craniums’, a bar located in Green bay.

The Green bay police department has responded very favorably in the public’s interest by making sure that insured and vetted Taxis will be allowed more pick up and drop access at Lambeau field while Uber and Lyft drivers will be more monitored and restricted in their access to Packer fans due to obvious safety concerns.

Though Ride Safe has provided these findings to Green bay’s Wisconsin Tavern League administrator Don Mjelde, Mr. Mjelde has chosen to continue a promotional program between the Tavern League of Wisconsin and Lyft to offer ‘Safe Ride’ services to intoxicated patrons.

In an attempt to warn the public of Green Bay, Ride Safe has reported on this relationship between the Tavern League of Wisconsin and Lyft:

http://ridesafeworld.com/warning-to-all-packer-fans-green-bay-uber-and-lyft-drivers-are-not-insured-or-safe-free-plate-check-service/

We encourage you to view the video contained in the article on the above link.

Additional PSA and warning notifications have been posted to Ride Safe reaching out to communities through out the world.
Each day Ride Safe receives reports of uninsured and criminal rideshare drivers from every corner of the planet.
Complaints about taxi/cab operations are hardly a fraction of the complaints received by comparison to rideshare complaints received.

Arranging a ride in an uninsured vehicle IS NOT a safe or responsible means of providing transportation to an intoxicated patron. Especially when considering the amount of rideshare drivers who have recent DUI convictions currently driving for both Uber and Lyft.

By promoting these programs with rideshare companies, the tavern league of Wisconsin can and WILL be just as liable when yet another incident will occur with yet another uninsured rideshare driver.

Taxis may take longer and cost more but this is because they provide ACTUAL INSURANCE and serve ALL areas, not just selective areas on outrageous surge rates as rideshare companies do.

Being patient and maintaining a SAFE and RESPONSIBLE relationship with INSURED and VETTED taxis to get patrons home safely should be first and foremost in any Tavern League’s agenda for Safe Ride services.

*It is not the intention of Ride Safe to defame or harm the Tavern League of Wisconsin. The responsibility of Ride Safe is to public safety.
It is unfortunate that the Wisconsin Tavern League’s actions in promoting with Lyft directly threaten the safety of tavern patrons and the general public.*

WE DEMAND that the Wisconsin Tavern League end any and all promotions with the Rideshare/TNC companies Lyft and Uber for the purposes of offering transportation (safe ride or otherwise) to Tavern, Bar and Club patrons.

We demand that the Tavern League of Wisconsin ONLY use INSURED and VETTED transportation services for Safe Ride programs.

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Administrators and members of the Wisconsin Tavern League

 

We, the undersigned, represent tavern patrons, transportation providers and members of the general public throughout Wisconsin.

Drivers operating for the rideshare services Uber and Lyft have been documented numerous times violating basic traffic laws, causing uninsured wrecks and assaulting customers in every territory these companies operate through out the world.

Ride Safe ( www.ridesafeworld.com ) has documented hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers in Madison and Green bay who do not have proper insurance for commercial operations.

Several of these drivers documented also have recent criminal records including DUI/DWI/OWI, assault and even sexual assault convictions.

After recent open records checks on Uber and Lyft drivers in the Green Bay area were conducted, the findings were reported to the Green bay police department, the Ashwaubenon department of public safety and the head ofGreen bay’s Wisconsin Tavern League Don Mjelde.

Don Mjelde is also the owner of ‘Richard Craniums’, a bar located in Green bay.

The Green bay police department has responded very favorably in the public’s interest by making sure that insured and vetted Taxis will be allowed more pick up and drop access at Lambeau field while Uber and Lyft drivers will be more monitored and restricted in their access to Packer fans due to obvious safety concerns.

Though Ride Safe has provided these findings to Green bay’s Wisconsin Tavern League administrator Don Mjelde, Mr. Mjelde has chosen to continue a promotional program between the Tavern League of Wisconsin and Lyft to offer ‘Safe Ride’ services to intoxicated patrons.

In an attempt to warn the public of Green Bay, Ride Safe has reported on this relationship between the Tavern League of Wisconsin and Lyft:

http://ridesafeworld.com/warning-to-all-packer-fans-green-bay-uber-and-lyft-drivers-are-not-insured-or-safe-free-plate-check-service/

We encourage you to view the video contained in the article on the above link.

Additional PSA and warning notifications have been posted to Ride Safe reaching out to communities through out the world.

Each day Ride Safe receives reports of uninsured and criminal rideshare drivers from every corner of the planet.

Complaints about taxi/cab operations are hardly a fraction of the complaints received by comparison to rideshare complaints received.

Arranging a ride in an uninsured vehicle IS NOT a safe or responsible means of providing transportation to an intoxicated patron. Especially when considering the amount of rideshare drivers who have recent DUI convictions currently driving for both Uber and Lyft.

By promoting these programs with rideshare companies, the tavern league of Wisconsin can and WILL be just as liable when yet another incident will occur with yet another uninsured rideshare driver.

Taxis may take longer and cost more but this is because they provide ACTUAL INSURANCE and serve ALL areas, not just selective areas on outrageous surge rates as rideshare companies do.

Being patient and maintaining a SAFE and RESPONSIBLE relationship with INSURED and VETTED taxis to get patrons home safely should be first and foremost in any Tavern League’s agenda for Safe Ride services.

*It is not the intention of Ride Safe to defame or harm the Tavern League of Wisconsin. The responsibility of Ride Safe is to public safety.

It is unfortunate that the Wisconsin Tavern League’s actions in promoting with Lyft directly threaten the safety of tavern patrons and the general public.*

WE DEMAND that the Wisconsin Tavern League end any and all promotions with the Rideshare/TNC companies Lyft and Uber for the purposes of offering transportation (safe ride or otherwise) to Tavern, Bar and Club patrons.

We demand that the Tavern League of Wisconsin ONLY use INSURED and VETTED transportation services for Safe Ride programs.