Ride Safe at WATO (Wisconsin Association of Taxicab Owners) and WIPTA Annual conference in Oshkosh – Friday, October 2nd 2017

Ride Safe will be making a presentation at this year’s WATO annual meeting in Oshkosh on On October 2nd 2017.

The WATO annual meeting is part of the WIPTA (Wisconsin Public Transportation Association) annual conference.

The WATO Annual Meeting will start at 2 pm At the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center located at 1 North Main Street in Oshkosh.

The meeting is open ONLY to WATO members and invited guests but Ride Safe will be providing LIVE webcasting and updates on THIS post through out the event.

 

Justin La Plante of Ride Safe will be making the presentation.

 

Itinerary as currently scheduled:

The Wisconsin Coordinated Transportation Cooperative is scheduled for 1 pm.

Ride Safe’s work with Uber and other Rideshare scams will be a highlight of the WATO meeting.

Between 2 and 4 PM depending on time, Ride Safe will present for 40 Minuets.

This presentation will consist of:

-A brief introduction and description of Ride Safe

-The primary problems posed by rideshares that Taxi companies need to focus on in order to win back customers and markets

– Solutions to Rideshare fraud

-The Ride safe plate reporting system and how YOU can become involved.

-Q&A

Monday afternoon ends with the big reception at the Grand Opera House In Oshkosh.
Guests are invited to that reception as well.

Ride Safe will be arranging and offering seminars and training on the use of the reporting system and the website at the WATO meeting.

On either Monday or Tuesday evening Ride safe will be going on a Rideshare plate hunting safari.  WATO Guests and members are invited to participate. Participation is limited based on available vehicle seating.

 

Ride Safe WATO hand out:

RIDE SAFE

www.ridesafeworld.com

 

THERE IS HOPE

 

TAKE BACK THE POWER TAKE BACK YOUR MARKETS AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM RIDESHARES.

 

Due to the emergence of Rideshare (TNC) companies, 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.

It is Ride Safe’s goal to improve the operations of both Rideshare and Taxi companies through out the world.

Services we provide:

-Reporting and tracking of Rideshare and Taxi plate numbers who may be committing fraud due to recent loopholes in city, state, province and national laws created for rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft.

-Training and education for vetted and insured Taxi companies in order to effectively deal with uninsured and fraudulent Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft.

-Education and outreach for education in National, State/Provincial and city governments to end loopholes in Rideshare and commercial transit laws which allow uninsured drivers without proper background checks to operate.

-Representation and aid for victims of uninsured rideshare wrecks and driver assaults.

-Presentation and training seminars for all vetted and insured commercial transportation providers who are dealing with uninsured and fraudulent commercial carriers such as Uber and Lyft.

-Angel rides for medical, emergency and special needs services.

-Safe Ride services to offer rides to those who may have become to intoxicated without funds and need a safe ride home.

-Product and IT service development to make commercial transportation services safer around the globe.

 

How to effectively combat Rideshare fraud and win back markets

-1 Identify the issues that matter to the customer and educate the public.

 

A- Rideshares are uninsured.

With over 90% of all rideshare drivers found to not be properly insured and the rest not properly posting insurance notification or being vetted by the rideshare companies they operate for, no rideshare can legally claim to actually have proper insurance.

 

B- Rideshares involve partners and customers in fraud and incrimination.

Both customer and Driver contracting and usage agreements with Uber and Lyft are fraudulent and involve the participant in agreements that force incrimination on the part of the driver and customer while freeing the rideshare company from all liability. 

Promotions and cross-promotions with private, public and commercial entities and Rideshare companies put these institutions and businesses into fraudulent agreements that incriminate them and make them liable for the uninsured wrecks and assaults their drivers commit.

 

C- Rideshares are statistically unsafe compared to EVERY other form of commercial transportation.

From October 2016 to October 2017 Uber and Lyft drivers have broken international records for the statistical danger their services are to the general public when compared to traditional taxi, air travel, bus and limo services.

London England experienced over 40 sexual assaults committed by Uber drivers on female customers in the last year.  In the US Uninsured wrecks and assaults on customers by Rideshare drivers are a regular occurrence in every state that allows them to operate.  Police agencies around the world have noted that most incidents with rideshare drivers go unreported due to the lack of proper emergency reporting systems with these companies.

 

D- Rideshare companies cannot legally claim to be safer than taxis.

From 2014 to 2015 both Uber and Lyft lost and were unfit to challenge litigation over the illegality of their ‘safe rides’ fee charges and have subsequently changed these fees to ‘booking’ fees as they were found unable to legally claim to be safe or properly insured.

2 Acknowledge taxi industry issues, own them and reform them.

 

A- BE POLITE AND LET IT SLIDE

When you see a rideshare, smile, waive, snap a picture of their plate and report it to Ride Safe.

 

B- Love credit card users or quit operating.

The year is 2017 and rudeness or disdain when faced with a credit card is nothing more than a shot in your own foot.

 

C- Explore better APP hail options.

-Cooperatives

-Universal Public domain app

-Flatt service provisions

 

D- EDUCATE the public and work with Rideshare users and Drivers, not against them.

Rideshare Drivers and Rideshare users are being DEFRAUDED.

Just as with all confidence scams, If they realize it now or not, eventually ALL rideshare customers and drivers learn the hard way that these companies are defrauding them.

Treat them as you would a child who does not yet understand the mistake they have made.  Outright hatred and anger do not provide a solution, FACTS DO.

 

 

Visit www.RideSafeWorld.com for more information, FREE training sessions here at WATO and how YOU can take back your markets.

Download the Ride Safe WATO flyer:

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Download the Ride Safe WATO power point presentation:

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The badger Herald (UW student news) features Ride Safe

Ride Safe would like to thank another brave news source for putting integrity before speculation in their reporting of the news.

The Badger Herald is one of the oldest BIG TEN college student news papers in the country and the most noted among all independent news sources in the state of Wisconsin.

 

Author Avery Aurand was present at the news conference where Ride Safe presented on the 24th of August at the Wisconsin state capital in support of new legislation that would more effectively resolve issues with uninsured and criminal drivers being allowed to operate for rideshare/TNC companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Avery’s article on Ride Safe does a responsible and integral job of presenting the facts.

At one point in the article Avery actually did what we have not yet seen a journalist expose when covering rideshare companies, ACTUALLY PRESENTING and reporting on the flaws in rideshare contracting with their customer agreements:

Under Section 6 of Uber’s U.S. terms of use under limitation of liability, Uber is not responsible for any of their driver’s damages including lost profits, lost data, personal injury or property damage resulting from the use of the services, regardless of the negligence of Uber.

 

Actually mentioning and exposing fraudulent and dangerous terms embedded in TNC contracting is unprecedented in Journalism covering rideshares and Ride Safe would like to thank Avery for her work in exposing this.

 

*Ride Safe is aware that the Badger Herald has Uber and Lyft ads in their ad stream on articles.  It should be noted that the Herald has published this article despite receiving ad money from Uber and Lyft and as yet they have not pulled ad funding from the herald despite the article being published on the Herald’s website.

As usual, both Uber and Lyft know the facts presented can not be contested and they would rather act as though the facts do not exist.*

Title town’s TNC terrors promoted by Ashwaubenon dept of Public safety

**Retraction**

Previously it was reported that The Green bay police Department had been involved with the Ashwaubenon department of public safety in harassing Green Bay taxis and allowing Uber and Lyft vehicles to violate the law. 

These reports had been improperly confused with reports about the Ashwaubenon Department of public safety and have since been retracted .

The green Bay police department has done a very responsible job of dealing with the Problem of fraudulent rideshares in the Green bay area.

 

Green Bay Wisconsin (Title Town), home of America’s oldest NFL franchise in continuous operation, the Green Bay Packers.

In Green Bay Ride Safe has 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.

 

An Uber loading outside The Stadium View Bar in green bay at the corner of Holmgren Way and Armed Forces Drive . The vehicle is illegally loading at an intersection in an active lane without hazard lights on.

Even when it was discovered that Uber drivers in green bay were impersonating police to harass and force vetted taxis out of regular pick up areas, Ashweobenon public safety were not motivated to enforce the law and protect the public.

 

On the contrary, Ride Safe has received numerous complaints about The Ashwaubenon department of public safety actually aiding Uber and lyft.

Ashweobenon law enforcement officers, who split territorial policing aorund Lambeau feild with the Green bay Police department have been reported actually harassing local Taxi company drivers parked in pickup areas while Rideshare vehicles operating for Uber and Lyft are allowed to park for extended amounts of time even without customers loading or unloading in areas not designated for pick up or drop off.

Ashweobenon law enforcement officer have also been noted Allowing Ridehare vehicles to perform illegal U-turns, speed and to park illegally for customer pickup and drop offs.

These are just a few of the aspects of rideshare activity that Ashweobenon law enforcement has openly permitted and encouraged.

While the Ashwaubenon department of public safety is not alone in the nation for promoting the fraudulent and deadly activities of rideshare companies, they are by far the most well noted for doing it.

Ride Safe urges the Ashweobenon department of public safety to consider the gravity of their inaction and in the future consider the safety of the public over the profit of out of state businesses who commit fraud so blatantly and regularly on the streets of green bay.

Title town deserves better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Uber driver assaults a customer in Wisconsin

Like most states in the US that have rideshare regulations, the laws concerning the insurance and background checks on the drivers are virtually unregulated.

This week a man using Uber in Madison, Wisconsin was assaulted and robbed by his Uber driver and an accomplice.  

 

Ride Safe AGAIN pleads with Wisconsin state legislators to improve the current rideshare regulations in the state.

Convicted felons and sex offenders continue to show up operating as Uber and Lyft drivers through out the state and it is no longer a question of ‘If” but “when” the next assault or uninsured wreck will happen.

 

If you are a Wisconsin resident please contact your state representatives  and let them know that rideshare companies should ensure actual insurance and actual background checks. on each driver with proper notification to THE PUBLIC.

 

Wisconsin Eye Reports on Press conference at the state capital concerning rideshares and proposed legislation

Ride Safe World would like to thank and congratulate Wisconsin Eye for being the ONE AND ONLY media outlet to properly cover and report on Thursday’s press conference at the capital.

Full Video: http://www.wiseye.org/Video-Archive/Event-Detail/evhdid/11778

Rather than make a convoluted and vague series of nonsensical arguments about the facts presented or the issues at hand, Wisconsin Eye did their jobs as journalists by getting the facts and only the facts to the public.

Reporters with NBC, ABC and even Madison’s local radio station WORT had been on hand at the event as well.

But NONE had reported any actual facts or issues presented in the conference.  WORT actually concluded their reporting of the conference with a commercial for Uber.

Wisconsin Eye simply reported the press conference in it’s entirety and left no speculation or conjecture in the items presented.

It was the goal of Ride Safe to at least have to public notified that there are in fact convicted sex offenders currently driving for Uber and Lyft in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Eye granted us that goal and we appreciate their efforts.

Open letter to 89.9FM WORT Madison, you have turned your back on Madison and owe this community a retraction

Unsurprisingly the two major news outlets in Madison white washed evidence we had presented at the capital news conference today (8-24-2017).
 
ABC:
 
 
NBC:
 
 
 
They shredded the evidence and told the story Uber wanted them to tell in order to make the facts obscure and speculative.  Allowing Uber to continue to profit from endangering the general public and destroying labor ethics through out the state.
 
THREE CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS are driving for Uber and Lyft in the state capital right now.  NONE of the rideshare drivers found operating in Madison that have been reported to Ride Safe have actual insurance coverage from their own providers OR the rideshares they work for.
 
These facts were detailed in the Ride Safe report delivered to Wisconsin legislators today and referenced in our statements at today’s press conference:
 
Ride Safe Report:
 
 
These are the facts that NBC and ABC decided to skip over today.
 
NBC and ABC turned the evidence presented into anecdotes and instead of warning the public of the danger, they wrote a love letter to America’s biggest confidence scam.
 
THEN, to our horror, our home town public radio station WORT did the exact same exact thing:
 
 
Just last year we were on WORT reporting on Tony Castaneda’s morning show, exposing how we were able to sign up an Uber driver with fake documents:
 
 
So after NBC and ABC affiliates in Madison did the dirty work of white washing the facts and lying to the public for Uber, WORT’s NINA KRAVINSKY goes and does the exact same thing but ups the ante by PUTTING A COMMERCIAL FOR UBER at the end of her segment.
 
The vetted cab drivers of this city lay down their lives and pay out of pocket for proper insurance and background checks to protect THIS COMMUNITY.
I volunteer at local food pantries where I now see my former co-workers having to come in, some with families because convicted sex offenders driving with Uber put them out of a job.
 
The number of annual incidents with ridehare drivers assaulting customers and causing uninsured wrecks is now at a record in the state of Wisconsin FAR BEYOND anything vetted taxi/cab companies in this state have ever been able to reach since the invention of taxi services in Wisconsin.
 
If WORT refuses to do the job of helping protect and properly inform the public they claim to represent and serve then why should that public support WORT?
 
I represent taxi drivers and transportation safety in this community.
I can assure WORT that I am not alone in being owed a retraction and a proper reporting of the events at the state capital from earlier today.
NINA KRAVINSKY and WORT have done a disgusting disservice to Madison and the state of Wisconsin.
 
When big box media outlets let the community down as they typically do, we expected WORT to be there and be more responsible.
 
Sincerely,
Justin La Plante
Administrator, Ride Safe www.ridesafeworld.com
 
PS,
Ride Safe will be pulling it’s involvement in the promotion of ANY future fund raising drives for WORT.

WKOW ABC Channel 27 (ABC affiliate) in Madison covers a small portion of Ride Safe’s presentation on sex offenders operating for Uber and lyft.

Nick Buffo covered today’s (8/24/2017) press conference at the Wisconsin state capital.

http://www.wkow.com/story/36213610/2017/08/24/multiple-taxicab-associations-show-support-for-proposed-bills-regulating-ride-sharing-companies 

 

Though the ABC affiliate did a slightly better job of reporting on the subject than their NBC counterpart, they ignored the evidence presented in favor of a speculative offering of the events.

Much Like NBC 15’s Saira Anwer in her segment on the press conference, ABC also refused to offer any factual points about the event or warn the general public of convicted sex offenders found CURRENTLY operating for Uber and Lyft in Madison, Wisconsin.

Statement concerning NBC 15’s (Madison NBC affiliate) treatment of news pertaining to the number of sex offenders currently found driving in Madison WI for Uber and Lyft

Statement concerning NBC 15’s treatment of news pertaining to the number of sex offenders currently found driving in Madison WI for Uber and Lyft

Today (8-24-2017) www.ridesafeworld.com presented evidence at the Wisconsin state capital during a press conference covored by NBC15.

http://ridesafeworld.com/ride-safe-psa-wisconsin-state-sen…/

This evidence concludes without a doubt that convicted sex offenders ARE in fact driving for Uber and Lyft CURRENTLY through out Wisconsin.

Here is NBC15’s segment following the press conference today:

http://www.nbc15.com/video?vid=441688613

NBC 15 slashed the entire notice to the public of sex offenders CURRENTLY driving for Uber and Lyft in Madison out of the story to shoe in a fake argument that the companies might leave if their drivers ever had to comply with fingerprint background checks.
When Boston Mandated actual background checks on them they didn’t leave. They complied and 8000 of their drivers failed the new system.

They are still in Boston, they simply don’t have sex offenders and people who gang rape children driving for them, LIKE MADISON WISCONSIN DOES RIGHT NOW.

The uphill battle to make sure rideshares are even insured is going to be hard enough over the coming years if it doesnt bankrupt the auto insurance industry and take the rest of the country with it.
ALL Ride Safe wanted to do today was TRY to get the word out to lessen the chances that someone’s child ends up in one of these vehicles.
Instead they just compounded the problem for Wisconsin residents.

Saira Anwer (NBC 15 reporter who covered this segment) Lied. She said she was going to be responsible with the information and reporting it when she spoke with Justin La Plante (Ride Safe administrator) after this press conference.
She cut everyone offering evidence out of the segment AND the written article.
She then compounded the EXACT same propaganda argument that Uber and Lyft force on the media to scare customers into thinking a simple background check would destroy rideshare business.

Ride Safe Presentation for Wisconsin state Senate and Assembly, regulation of Rideshare/TNC operations

Presentation for Wisconsin state legislature (Senate and Assembly) concerning rideshare/TNC operations in the state of Wisconsin since 2014 and proposed regulation of Rideshare/TNC operations in Wisconsin

 

Prepared by Justin La Plante

Administrator of Ride Safe www.ridesafeworld.com

formerly www.ridesafemadison.net

 

Visit www.ridesafeworld.com to view the linked/attached content listed if you are reading the condensed printed version of this document ‘Ride Safe Presentation for Wisconsin state Senate and Assembly, regulation of rideshare/TNC companies’.

 

 

 

In April of 2015 I made a previous presentation to the Wisconsin state legislature concerning the dangers of Rideshare/TNC operations and various regulatory loopholes exposed in the bills being presented at that time (Senate 106 and Assembly 143 for 2015).

In that presentation I warned the legislation of several issues that have since become regular occurrences with the operations of the Rideshare/TNC companies Uber and Lyft through out the state of Wisconsin.

The main issues:

-Lack of insurance coverage provided by Uber and Lyft for their operations due to fraudulent terms used in the driver and customer contracting for both companies.  This has lead to numerous incidents of uninsured rideshare/TNC wrecks in the state and accident incidentals being forced on the general tax paying public of Wisconsin.

-Exploitation of rideshare/TNC drivers and customers through fraudulent pricing schemes and surge rate schemes.

-Drivers with violent felon, DUI/DWI/OWI and sex offender records being allowed to operate with rideshare/TNC companies with regular access to the general public.

-Regular reported incidents of Rideshare/TNC drivers assaulting customers, harassing customers and members of the general public, violating common traffic laws and denying service based on race, geography, income and disability.

 

The volume of incidents with rideshare/TNC drivers has remained statistically excessive compared to vetted Taxi/Cab company drivers through out the state of Wisconsin.

 

Without basic regulatory adjustments to the current law concerning Rideshare/TNC operations in the state these incidents will continue on a regular basis and increase in volume the more rideshare/TNC operations expand.

 

Such adjustments have been offered in the proposed 2017 SENATE BILL 182 and 2017 SENATE BILL 181.

 

However it is the opinion of Ride Safe that the regulations suggested by bills 182 and 181 are themselves excessive in regulation beyond basic requirements with respect to public safety, free and fair trade.

Bills 181 and 182 also fail to indicate and address the main issues with rideshare/TNC operations and transportation safety for all commercial transportation businesses in general through out the state.

With this presentation it is the intention of Ride Safe to properly cover the main issues concerning Rideshare/TNC operations in Wisconsin and offer a more effective means of regulatory adjustment that will eliminate these issues for Rideshare/TNC companies, Taxi companies and the general public.

 

Issues with Rideshare/TNC operations

Open records search from rideshare vehicle license plates reported to Ride Safe in Madison Wisconsin.

Open records search findings in Madison WI:

Drivers with sexual assault and DUI/OWI/DWI charges on recent criminal records found CURRENTLY driving for both Uber and Lyft in the Madison area

Plate# 355NES Uber sticker on vehicle

-4th degree Sexual assault charge from 2010
2008 KIA SPORTAGE with VIN KNDJF724087470754

Plate# 885YAH Uber and Lyft confidentially reported by passenger
-1st degree sexual assault of a child from 2004
2013 JEEP COMPASS with VIN 1C4NJDEB1DD207550

Plate# 209XLY Uber marked with sticker and confirmed by driver
-Multiple arrests, warrants and charges
-Multiple DUI/DWI/OWI charges
-3rd degree sexual assault
2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER with VIN 5TDDK3EH4DS238190

Plate# 930ZMM Uber app on in driver’s hand

-OWI from 2009

2011 FORD FUSION with VIN 3FAHP0HAXB

TEN rideshare plates collected on 6/23/2017 between 10:30pm and 2:00am:

Illegally parked at corner of University and Franklin with rear quarter in BOTH the walkway AND bike lane.  The vehicle owner has 8 criminal traffic charges including operating without a registration or license from 2006
On university ave Inconclusive record.  No indication of proper insurance or commercial usage listed with DOT.
On university ave Inconclusive record.  No indication of proper insurance or commercial usage listed with DOT.
On university ave Inconclusive record.  No indication of proper insurance or commercial usage listed with DOT.
On university ave Inconclusive record.  No indication of proper insurance or commercial usage listed with DOT.
On university ave Inconclusive record.  No indication of proper insurance or commercial usage listed with DOT.
On university ave Inconclusive record.  No indication of proper insurance or commercial usage listed with DOT.
No indication of proper insurance or commercial usage listed with DOT.   Owner has MULTIPLE felony charges for robbery, larceny, bank robbery and B&E.
On university ave Inconclusive record.  No indication of proper insurance or commercial usage listed with DOT.
On university ave Inconclusive record.  No indication of proper insurance or commercial usage listed with DOT.

Number of rideshare plates reported to Ride Safe in the Madison area since 2014: 144

Number of rideshare plates reported to Ride Safe in Madison found to be operating with proper insurance and commercial notification to Wisconsin DOT: 0

Ride Safe has cataloged only a fraction of the Uber and Lyft drivers operating in Madison currently.

If the number of convicted felons, DUI/OWI/DWI offenders and sex offenders operating on both platforms is this high with this few reported and in this small of a sample area it is academic that more will be found in the coming months as more are reported over larger areas and larger cities through out Wisconsin.

Comparison with vetted and fully insured taxi plate

Vehicle owner listed as partner with Madison Taxi in compliance with taxi fleet operations in Madison WI. Vetted with solvent commercial transportation insurance. Vehicle displays city of Madison permit sticker meaning vehicle is in compliance with DOT commercial listing, insurance and inspection requirements.
Vehicle listed as owned by UNION CAB OF MADISON COOPERATIVE INC with Union cab business address listed. Business maintains vetted and solvent commercial insurance policy and city of Madison permit with DOT commercial reporting compliance.

 

Ride Safe Process of open records checking

 

Ride Safe uses open records searches provided by www.Recordsfinder.com and the Wisconsin state DOT plate records search system.

No detailed or directly identifying information about the drivers or vehicle owners are shared publicly.

All vehicles belonging to drivers found operating for a rideshare or taxi company that are found with a dangerous criminal record or operating an improperly insured vehicle are noted in our database, reported to law enforcement and regulators and advised to the public by plate number ONLY.

Address and vehicle information are used to specify the driver to the vehicle and to the background reports to eliminate false records, individuals with the same name who are not the actual vehicle owner or previous vehicle owners.

The report information is added to the database entry for the plate number with the only details listed pertaining to vehicle descriptors and NOT identifying information about the driver.

 

If a report comes up as ‘inconclusive’ this means that there is absolutely no public data to validate if the driver does not have a violent criminal record or has proper insurance coverage or commercial usage listing for the vehicle with the DOT.

Since the registration processes used by Uber and Lyft have been found to allow convicted felons, sex offenders and drivers with recent DWI/OWI/DUI charges to drive on these platforms, it is impossible to indicate that any reported rideshare driver does NOT have a criminal record.

Since the registration processes used by Uber and Lyft have been found to allow uninsured drivers on these platforms, it is impossible to indicate that any reported ridesahre driver has a valid form of insurance for rideshare operations.

 

Uber accepts our fake driver with falsified registration and insurance documents in Madison, WI:

 

Ride Safe conducted an investigation to test Uber’s driver registration process.  In this investigation it was concluded that Uber does accept and clear individuals to drive on the platform with fake registration and insurance documents.  See attached article.

UBER allows driver to register with fake insurance/registration documents *video*

In a segment on the Tony Castaneda “morning buzz” on 89.9FM WORT we tested the Uber app LIVE on air with our fake uber driver’s account:

Comparison between Taxi/Cab company operations and Rideshare/TNC operations concerning the volume of crimes committed by drivers.

Frequency of rape among Taxi drivers compared to Uber and Lyft drivers in a general 2 page search result on google.

 

Google term search conducted 8-21-2017
First 2 Pages Google result for:
‘Taxi driver Rapes customer’

Confirmed cases in the United States resulting in Charges filed:

May 31, 2017 Washington Taxi driver

March 23rd 2017 Las Vegas Taxi Driver (driver was turned in by taxi company in compliance with local law enforcement)

Total: 2

PDF screen captures:

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First 2 Pages google result for:

‘Uber driver Rapes customer’

Confirmed Cases in the United States Resulting in charges filed:

August 18, 2017 New York, NY Uber Driver

Jun 26, 2017 Los Angeles, CA Uber Driver

May 10, 2017 New York, NY Uber Driver

January 28th, 2017 Kansas City, MO Uber Driver

March 30 2017 Newport Beach, CA Uber driver

May 09, 2017 West Palm Beach, FL Uber Driver

 JUNE 27, 2017 Holywood, CA Uber driver

Aug 16, 2017 Tulsa, OK Uber Driver

APRIL 26, 2017 Boston, MA Uber Driver

(No compliance or assistance offered by Uber in reporting or investigation in ANY reported cases)

Total: 9

PDF screen captures:

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First 2 pages google results for:

Lyft driver rapes customer’:

Confirmed Cases in the United States Resulting in charges filed:

Jul 24, 2017 Chicago, IL Lyft driver

-August 3rd 2017 San Diego, CA Lyft driver

Jan 26, 2017 Atlanta, GA Lyft Driver

Sep 29, 2016 Orlando, FL Lyt driver

(No compliance or assistance offered by LYFT in reporting or investigation in ANY reported cases)

Total: 4

PDF screen captures:

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Reported incidents world wide

Source: www.whosdrivingyou.com

2014 to 2017 – 29 Deaths

From car accidents and incidents of Murder directly caused by Rideshare drivers

2013 to 2017 – 69 Assaults committed by rideshare drivers

From incidents where the rideshare driver assaulted a customer, pedestrian or other driver

2013 to 2017 – 287 Sexual Assaults

From incidents where the rideshare driver sexually assaulted a passenger

2014 to 2017 – 11 Kidnappings

From incidents where a ridesahre driver kidnapped a customer

2014 to 2017 – 19 Felons found driving for rideshares

From reports of convicted felons found operating for a ridshare company

 

 

Google trends 8-22-2017 Results by comparing the term ‘driver rape’ with ‘Uber’, ‘Lyft’ and ‘Taxi’. *note the parallel between ‘taxi’ and ‘uber’ as many media sources confuse the term ‘taxi’ with Uber drivers. This means many incident reports listed as incidents with ‘taxi’ drivers are in actuality involving Uber drivers.

 Incidents through out Wisconsin

In The same month that Senate bill 106 and assembly bill 143 were being presented in 2015 TWO sexual assaults were committed by an Uber driver.

https://www.wpr.org/madison-police-seek-uber-drivers-responsible-alleged-assaults

Uber stalled attempts by police to access information or find the identity of the driver.

If this had occurred with a Taxi driver, the identity of the driver would have been provided to police from available records.

TWO months after bills 106 and 143 were signed into law an Uber driver denied service to a blind resident not even one block from the state capital.

This will never happen with a legitimate cab service in Madison!

Last year a 22 year old Uber driver who had only been driving on the platform a month abandoned a passenger on the Madison belt line in November.

http://isthmus.com/news/news/could-have-been-prevented/

The passenger was intoxicated and was eventually struck and killed on the highway.

The Uber driver had not even informed police or made a report to uber.

January of THIS YEAR a driver in Green bay operating on the Uber platform was recorded using illegally installed police lights to force Taxis out of pick up areas and take hand flags for cash.  After Ride Safe ran the vehicle’s pate for a background check it was found that the driver had no insurance and had previously been convicted for driving without registration.  During this time the driver had been spotted clearly using the Uber app on his phone WHILE driving in traffic.

Under the state law regulating Rideshare/TNC vehicles, no ridesahre can take a street flag or cash fare.

Uninsured Uber with a revoked license impersonating police in Green Bay

July 30th 2017 an Uber driver in Madison made disparaging racial comments about a customer.

Madison, WI Uber driver’s racially ignorant harassment of a passenger

Recorded testimony from former Uber drivers Paul Resnikov and Mark Grassman.

Paul Reznikoff is a former Uber driver in the Madison area who offered testimony to the Isthmus and Ride Safe in 2015.

Statement from Paul Reznikoff:

Monday March 30th, 2015

MY name is Paul Reznikoff, I have been an Uber driver in Madison over the last year. I made the decision on Sunday March 29, 20015 that I no longer want to work for Uber. My reasons are far to many to list, but to sum it up in a clear sentence, I do not want to work for a company that is not 100% crystal clear with how their operations truly work. Working for a company that does not provide an emergency contact phone number is unacceptable to me, and somewhat suspect.

I have authorized Madison resident Justin La Plante (499 Blackbird Ln) to present my

documentation and recorded accounts I have provided to him to share with the Madison City Council, madison city attorney, Wisconsin state legislators of the assembly and Senate and the public record. The documents and recordings I have provided to Justin La Plante account for the business activities of Uber Technologies, which I believe to be deceptive, fraudulent, illicit, and unfair to myself, other Uber drivers and the general public.

Sincerely,

Paul Reznikoff

P.O. Box 658 Wyocena, WI 53969

Ph 608-697-3676

email: paulreznikoff@gmail.com

Recorded testimony:

Recorded conversation with uber driver Mark Grassman

Mark Grassman is an Uber driver in the Madison area who called the listed “call-in” number  on the ‘Uber of Madison’ facebook page in February of 2016.

It is clearly stated in disclaimer and group info on this facebook page that this is a facebook page being operated by Ride Safe to collect complaints about Uber services and to report warnings to the general public about Uber’s uninsured and fraudulent services.

Mr. Grassman assumed it was a group operated by Uber and had called the posted call-in number to speak with me.

At no time did i identify myself as a representative of uber or claim to be affiliated with Uber technologies.

In his statements Mr. Grassman claimed that Uber had encouraged him to operate without proper insurance or proper notification to his own Auto insurance provider.

Madison Uber driver claims Uber advised him to defraud his insurance and customers (video).

 

Issues with fraudulent contracting in Rideshare/TNC driver and User agreements

There are several terms in the customer and driver agreements for Uber and Lyft which clearly indicate that both companies can and will deny liability for safety and insurance coverage with respect to the driver and the customer.

 

Uber’s driver contract:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uber-regulatory-documents/country/united_states/RASIER%20Technology%20Services%20Agreement%20Decmeber%2010%202015.pdf

Several portions of this agreement indicate unclear terms for the driver’s established insurance policy and the relationship to lyft’s insurance policy.

Uber uses a non-solvent surplus line policy.

Uber customer agreement (Terms of Use):

https://www.uber.com/legal/terms/us/

Section 6 of this agreement disclaims all liability on the part of Uber for safe or accountable delivery of services provided.

 

Lyft’s driver (partner) contract:

https://www.lyft.com/terms/localpartner

Several portions of this agreement also indicate unclear terms for the driver’s established insurance policy and the relationship to lyft’s insurance policy.

Lyft also uses a non-solvent surplus line policy.

 

Lyft’s customer agreement (terms of service):

https://www.lyft.com/terms

Section 12 of this agreement disclaims any liability on behalf of Lyft for the safe or accountable delivery of services provided.

Regulatory changes in Massachusetts and accident liablity

 

8000 Uber drivers fail new MA background check requirement.

When the state of Massachusetts enacted a requirement for all rideshare drivers to comply with actual criminal background checks Uber complied with the new law.  This process removed over 8000 uber drivers who had dangerous felony convictions and sex offender records from being able to operate on the platform.

Uber’s background check service Checkr, which is still the only background check service checking Uber drivers in Wisconsin had missed these criminal records in their background check process.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2017/04/06/over-8000-uber-and-lyft-drivers-failed-massachusetts-new-background-check/#6c88a9266de7

 

Uber settles Sofia Liu death though the company attempted to litigate for over eight months to deny liability.

Uber settles wrongful death lawsuit of Sofia Liu

Section 2

Regulatory changes

 

Senate bills 181 and 182 (2017) are far reaching and would not properly address these issues with Rideshare companies or respect the spirit of fair and free trade in commercial transportation.

A simple adage of terms for insurance and commercial operations notification and compliance on the part of Rideshare/TNC drivers would resolve these issues effectively to satisfy not only rideshare customers and the general public but also any issues for the conventional taxi/cab market.

Ride Safe would offer the following terms to be amended to the current law either by revision of 181 and 182 or amendment to the original 106 (senate 2015) and 143 (assembly 2015):

1- The requirement for all Rideshare/TNC drivers to provide proper written notification to their own auto insurance providers, lease holders, warranty holders and service plan providers.

This notification must indicate clearly that the vehicle will be operated comercially as a rideshare/tnc vehicle BEFORE begining any Rideshare/TNC operations with that vehicle.

The driver must be required to also submit this notification to the rideshare company they work for as well as the state regulatory body in charge, in this case DSPS (Department of Safety and Professional Services).

Once confirmation of notice has been sent and responded by all policy holders, confirmation should be required to be on public record at DSPS.

A modification in DSPS services to require filing charges from the Rideshare/TNC driver or the company they work for to cover filing should be required.

2- A visible sticker to be provided by DSPS or the rideshare/TNC company required for front and rear display on rideshare/TNC vehicles to indicate compliance.

This sticker would indicate compliance and aid in a much needed indication to law enforcement and the public. This would eliminate persons impersonating ridesahre/tnc drivers, problems with properly reporting rideshare/tnc violations and allow rideshare/tncs to effectively operate in regular commercial transportation drop/pickup areas that Taxi/cabs do.

3- A mandate for background checking of rideshare driver applicants that is at least equal to that of other commercial transportation drivers in the state of Wisconsin.

 

 

Statement concerning NBC 15’s treatment of news pertaining to the number of sex offenders currently found driving in Madison WI for Uber and Lyft

Today (8-24-2017) www.ridesafeworld.com presented evidence at the Wisconsin state capital during a press conference covored by NBC15.

http://ridesafeworld.com/ride-safe-psa-wisconsin-state-sen…/

This evidence concludes without a doubt that convicted sex offenders ARE in fact driving for Uber and Lyft CURRENTLY through out Wisconsin.

Here is NBC15’s segment following the press conference today:

http://www.nbc15.com/video?vid=441688613

NBC 15 slashed the entire notice to the public of sex offenders CURRENTLY driving for Uber and Lyft in Madison out of the story to shoe in a fake argument that the companies might leave if their drivers ever had to comply with fingerprint background checks.
When Boston Mandated actual background checks on them they didn’t leave. They complied and 8000 of their drivers failed the new system.

They are still in Boston, they simply don’t have sex offenders and people who gang rape children driving for them, LIKE MADISON WISCONSIN DOES RIGHT NOW.

The uphill battle to make sure rideshares are even insured is going to be hard enough over the coming years if it doesnt bankrupt the auto insurance industry and take the rest of the country with it.
ALL Ride Safe wanted to do today was TRY to get the word out to lessen the chances that someone’s child ends up in one of these vehicles.
Instead they just compounded the problem for Wisconsin residents.

Saira Anwer (NBC 15 reporter who covered this segment) Lied. She said she was going to be responsible with the information and reporting it when she spoke with Justin La Plante (Ride Safe administrator) after this press conference.
She cut everyone offering evidence out of the segment AND the written article.
She then compounded the EXACT same propaganda argument that Uber and Lyft force on the media to scare customers into thinking a simple background check would destroy rideshare business.

Uninsured Uber with a revoked license impersonating police in Green Bay

Welcome to Green bay Wisconsin.

This is an Uber Vehicle with plate# 129XGW (A black Chevy Tahoe) found operating in Green Bay.
This driver has been using police lights to run U turns, run stop signs, sit still on roadways in no parking zones as well as active lanes and to force vetted cabs out of his way to steal fares.

Ride Safe World has run the plate and found that the vehicle also has NO COMMERCIAL INSURANCE.

The driver also has an extensive criminal record including a driving AFTER revocation charge.

There is no vetted or insured commercial transportation company ANYWHERE that would have given this person a job.

But unsurprisingly this person is driving their own vehicle for Uber.

GREAT JOB on your background checks Uber and GREAT JOB Wisconsin and Green Bay legislators for allowing this to be legal.