Ride Safe under heavy cyber attack

In the last 12 days Ride Safe has experienced several attacks on content causing page re-directs to spam sites and falsified cyber attack pages claiming to be service providers offering help.

These attacks have not effected our database, server or other websites.

If you are curenly using ride safe DO NOT click on any content if you are suddenly re-directed from the website to another website or to a warning page claiming that your computer has been hacked.

Simply press ‘ctl+alt+Delete’ at the same time and end your internet browser under the task manager.

We are working hard to remedy this issue but this is a very detailed and targeted attack on our website content and we have very few capable resources for addressing it.

Ride Safe is desperately seeking any volunteer aid that can be given in the realm of cyber security and screening of our page content for page re-direct markers and script.

Please contact : justin@ridesafeworld.com if you can help.

Wisconsin Legislative Session 2018 considers second attempt at Taxi Deregulation

Senator Stephen Nass of Wisconsin’s state legislature has called a meeting with Taxi representatives around the state to take place tomorrow at the state capital.

This meeting will be conducted to hear suggestions and negotiate a more effective deregulation of the taxi industry in Wisconsin that would replace municipal rights with a state wide regulatory structure not unlike the current rideshare regulations in Wisconsin.

Ride Safe maintains it’s stance that the proposed deregulation as it was written in the 2017 proposal would have been a disaster for the state of Wisconsin as the same deregulation has already been a disaster for cities like El Paso Texas.

Here is the original email dispatch and article Ride Safe has made available to the Senators and Assembly members of the Wisconsin legislature in response to these latest proposals:

Ride Safe’s commercial transportation regulation_deregulation template – Ride Safe

 

Uber ABC Test

SF Shooter 13 is a protected source author for Ride Safe

 

The California Supreme Court issued a ruling regarding independent contractor misclassification earlier in 2018.  The Dynamex  ruling has broad implications for the so called “gig economy”.

It was only a matter of time before Uber received the “ABC Test” in court.   California Uber drivers have challenged the independent contractor status to no avail since 2013.  The enforcement of arbitration agreements have been a huge obstacle.

Arbitration agreements will not be a factor in Uber’s first ABC Test.

Why is that? 

A competitor in the ground transportation market that employs drivers alleges Uber is misclassifying drivers as independent contractors  in order to gain an unfair competitive advantage.  Diva Limousine has retained some heavyweight law firms to litigate this case.   

The plaintiff is seeking an injunction that would force Uber to employ its drivers.

This may be the beginning of a very good change that will level the playing field and reduce traffic congestion throughout the State of California.

This will also benefit the Uber drivers with minimum wage protection, overtime and workers compensation.

How many Uber drivers in the State of California have died on duty?

Folesha Parker-Iverson was a widow with two daughters.  She was killed by a hit and run DUI driver.  The daughters of the deceased driver were left without workers comp survivor benefits.

 

Ride Safe would like to thank Diva Limousine for stepping up to the plate in defese of commercial transportation ethics.

 

Auto Loan Fraud 2.0

The concept of financing “livery vehicles” with consumer auto loans was attempted by a few men in the New York area.

On March 9, 2016 the US Attorney of Southern New York charged a group of fraudsters from New York with securing “consumer” auto loans in order to obtain a lower interest rate. How often is this scheme repeated by ridehsaring drivers and the people that lease vehicles to them?

Since “ridesharing” was legalized and promoted in California in 2013 there has been a huge rise in the level of defaults and fraud in the auto loan market.   According to an auto loan fraud experts Uber leasing networks and the black market for Chinese exports are the two main factors.

 

*How much “ridesharing risk” is the auto loan market exposed to?

*How is an industry that expands a fleet with auto loan fraud worth billions?

*How much uninsured activity is taking place?

*How much auto loan and warranty inflation has taken place because of this activity?

*When will a federal agency or private attorney general step in and stop the unfair business practice?

 

*SF shooter13 is a protected source Author for Ride Safe.

ENOUGH!!, Governments and Public around the world now cracking down on an epidemic of rideshare crime

This month saw massive regulatory changes and public outcry in direct response to a now overwhelming epidemic of fraud and crime committed by Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft and their drivers.

 

New York cracks down on unfair wages and over saturation

In an unheard of response to traffic congestion, over saturation and low wage issues with Uber and Lyft drivers in New York city, officials are now scrambling to cap the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles on the road.

It was 1937 when New York first issued medallions for the taxi industry.

It was because of the exact same issue of unfair wages and over saturation of the market that spurred cities like New York and London over 80 years ago to institute fleet caps and medallion systems.

 

China’s Boycott of DIDI after yet another murder 

Though the Chinese rideshare company Didi has not come close to the number of customer assaults or fraud as their Uber and Lyft counterparts, the public in China has staged a massive boycott of the company after a Didi driver murdered his passenger.

 

Japan holds firm to rideshare ban

Japan has remained dedicated to safe transportation as a social responsibility.  As a result their commercial transportation market remains free of the issues that now plague countries where rideshares have taken hold.

In a recent bid by rideshare companies Didi and Uber, the prospects were grim that Japan would ever deregulate safety in their transportation market to allow rideshares.

 

Australia asks the 49 BILLION DOLLAR QUESTION!

Also unheard of are media, outlets and governments asking the simple question.

WHY are rideshares unable to provide statistics or safety numbers on their own drivers?

A new article by CHELSEA MCLAUGHLIN not only asks this question but on a rare occasion, Uber actually answered it by stating they would not answer it.

The United States
In the last month the number of incidents reported to Ride Safe has increased significantly.
The number of falsified Uber drivers, assaults, theft and traffic violations reported with Uber and Lyft drivers is now higher than at ANY time with the collective Taxi industry in north America since it’s conception.

This vehicle has no notification on it’s Carfax that it is being used commercially.

 

This vehicle has no commercial notification on it’s Carfax or registration.

The handycapped service sticker on the back is falsified as this vehicle can not provide full wheel chair service under ADA statutes.

 

The vehicle featured in this video has been reported FOUR times to Uber over a span of six months after the driver was spotted multiple times committing traffic violations and nearly running over a pedestrian.

This vehicle also has no commercial notification on it’s Carfax or registration.

 

The Uber AND Lyft driver in the feature image for this article was arguing with police in New Jersey.

That vehicle also has no commercial notification on it’s Carfax or registration.

 

 

Images curtesy of Robert VanMeter III and Carletta VanMeter

 

What really happens when Uber claims to be doing something about dangerous drivers on their app *video*

Uber actually reached out to Ride Safe six months ago claiming they wanted to do something about dangerous drivers that had been found operating on the Uber app.

Instead of doing anything, Uber is actually keeping a driver we have recorded TWICE now endangering the public and nearly killing pedestrians along with over 1200 other drivers in four different states that Ride Safe has found without insurance and some having criminal records in excess of the safety and vetting claims made by Uber.

 

California’s “Low Man” created state sanctioned automotive loan fraud

Can-Toi, also known as “Low Men”, are vaguely humanoid creatures who feature in the Dark Tower series of novels by Stephen King who do the bidding of the evil ‘Crimson King’.

 

In the birthplace of the so called “ridesharing” industry, California, State Assemblyman, Evan Low drafted AB 828.

Though much of Low’s other legislative efforts have been very progressive and socially sound, AB 828 has introduced a profoundly corrupt element into California’s commercial transportation and loan markets.

AB 828 allowed TNC, Transportation Network Company or Rideshare Company (Uber & Lyft), vehicles to receive an exemption from registering commercially with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

This exemption has promoted a network of corrupt dealerships, cartel drivers and automotive financiers to violate federal lending and securities laws.

 

It is Ride Safe’s belief this vast network of corruption is not exempt from federal law.

 

The interest rates for consumer auto loans are lower than the rates for livery (commercial vehicle) loans.

True personal vehicles drive an average of 12,000 miles annually.  Consumer auto loans base the depreciation using a 12,000 annual mileage rate.  In San Francisco a fully utilized taxi driving both shifts does 100,000 miles a year.

What happens when a ridesharing driver defaults of the loan or the vehicle is in an uninsured wreck?

Those losses are passed back to the “consumer” automotive loan sector.  The cost is passed on to general public via automotive loan inflation.

What happens to the investors of these defaulted “liar loans” that are bundled into investments?

Pension Funds and other investors lose money. 

Reports show an increase in the amount of defaults in automotive lending since 2013 to 2017.  What percentage of those defaults involve a ridesharing vehicles?

How would victims of this fraudulent activity be made aware?

 

SF Shooter 13 is a Ride Safe Protected Source correspondent embedded in the San Francisco commercial transportation Market.

 

 

Letter from the editor, never stop resisting fraud, hate and ignorance, never give up on America

These last five years have been the longest, most costly and most embattled, I have ever endured while dealing with the fraud being spread by the “gig” economy.

But my own losses are hardly as costly as they have been to many who are out there right now trying to make a living in a market saturated with fraud that is now considered fair business practice.

In my previous work exposing pyramid scams like MCA or child pornographers like Brian Cartmell, the work had been easy, though never truly rewarding.

50 years ago a company like MCA would never be allowed to legally exploit an employee or partner with falsified promises and continue for years doing business this way, even when costs fall on the general public and the FTC has already sued the company for millions.  MCA is still in business today after paying off FTC fines that pale in comparison to their earnings exploiting victims.

In Cartmell’s case, the laws had not yet caught up to the crime.  Cartmell’s company IEG (first major online porn provider in the US) had been sub-linking customers to foreign child porn networks for years, making him a hefty profit.  But there were no clear laws at the time condemning or even properly regulating this in the mid 90’s.  He now lives la lavish retirement in New Zealand from his partnership earnings with Zevia Cola.

Some battles you win, some you lose, some you come to an attrition that you hope future history will iron out.

 

The tide has turned

These last few weeks in New York have been a major victory for our work at Ride Safe.

I had expected that Uber’s billions and manipulations of elected officials and media would have kept them in power in a city like New York at least another five years.

But will all their money and lobbying, Uber simply could not win against the simplest of things.

So much like the final scenes of War of the Worlds, the once mighty and unstoppable Uber has now fallen due to an old and deadly foe that the Taxi industry became prepared and fortified against over 100 years ago, MATH.

Saturating a city with an uncapped number of vehicles with no real insurance for commercial operations or proper vetting for drivers has a very simple quantifiable and exponential outcome which violates the very principals of economic sustainability.

This is why Taxis cap fleets, provide vetting, provide insurance to cover ALL, measure dispatch carefully and serve the market based on supply and demand, not mindless gratification at the expense of the general public and establishment of corporate welfare.

New York was a revelation for me.

These large and ugly systems of greed and manipulation CAN be broken and sent packing.

It simply takes determination and focus.

 

TODAY I also have more cause to celebrate and congratulate our efforts as Americans.

 

Before I get to this, PLEASE keep in mind that Uber would not exist today if it were not for the efforts of political figures on BOTH sides of the spectrum (liberal and conservative).

However it can not be ignored that the majority of those political figures and the ones who gave the most essential support were none other than the Republicans of the United States.  Most notably Scott Walker, who took the most lobbying and bribe money of any US governor from Uber and Donald J. Trump, who actually wanted Uber’s previous CEO on his business council.

This is not to say the Republican party in total has a severe issue.  I actually consider myself a very traditional Republican.  The party has simply lost sight of what it was founded upon.

My great great great great great grandfather William Alderton fought for the union after the protest of 1854 that created the Republican party.

It should never be forgotten that in 1854 The Republican party was founded on principals that are entirely opposite the GOP’s stance today.

Especially that of it’s current figurehead.

 

The Republican party was founded to end “manifest destiny”, the establishment of state laws that differentiated so much from others that they violated constitutional rights and of course the practice of slavery.

 

A Republican of 1861 would never have been caught dead waiving a confederate flag any more than a Democrat of the same era would have advocated for equal rights to non-whites.

Which is why it was very funny to see a small group of Trump supporting white supremacists marching on our capital today while being eclipsed by the number of counter protesters there to inform them their mentality is unwanted and un-American. 

Why the two parties changed so much since that time is the answer to why this country is in such a hateful and confused state today.

We can not forget what made us great.

 

 

 

 

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio agrees with Ride Safe, calls for stricter regulation of Uber and other Rideshares

As we at ride safe have been telling everyone since 2014:

1- Rideshare drivers making under minimum wage will cause a perfect storm of corporate welfare and economic disaster for the general public.

2- A mass increase in sexual assaults and uninsured wrecks caused by rideshare drivers who ARE NOT properly background checked or insured would become a major issue for the general public.

3-Selective service by Rideshare companies would only limit service to customers who have more need than those in commercial areas and the disabled.

Now the mayor of New York finally agrees.

-Source: Spectrum News New York 1

most of these for-hire (rideshare) vehicle drivers are at sub minimum wage.

 -Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York

Mayor De Blasio pointed out a need for a cap on the number of vehicles in order to ensure a living wage for drivers and regulation of rideshares to address safety and discrimination issues.

Ride Safe would like to thank Mayor De Blasio for finally addressing these issues and identifying a need for reform.

There is a significant economic impact of 80,000 people making less than minimum wage, committing insurance fraud and running leased vehicles into the ground as commercial drivers in just ONE major city has on our economy??

Add in that all 80,000 of them are only SELECTIVELY serving their city.

Anyone stepping off Times square can jump on an Uber but try getting an Uber any faster than a yellow cab any of the RED areas on this map:

 

 

We wait for taxis longer because they serve EVERYONE.

We pay more for the ride in a Taxi because INSURANCE protects us and anyone our taxi may hit.

The driver also deserves to be making MORE than $6.00 an hour.

When you take a rideshare vehicle, you are literally telling everyone else in this world that YOUR luxury is worth more than:

-Another 10 sexual assaults this week
-Another uninsured wreck every four hours
-Another 12 deaths this year
-Another 11 kidnappings this year (in the US alone)
-Another 60 robberies (in the US alone)
-Another 100,000 drivers committing insurance fraud this year. *This causes the general public to experience insurance inflation.
-Another 40,000 drivers invalidating lease and warranty agreements
*This causes additional inflation for the general public in leasing and warranty inflation.
-Another 200,000+ individuals and Families in the rideshare AND TAXI industry who will lose their entire livelihood and no longer be able to \earn from commercial transportation ever again as they will be replaces by more rideshare drivers who will lose it all as well. (in the US alone)

THAT, is what your Uber and Lyft ride really costs.

How can anyone take a rideshare KNOWING that a human being WILL BE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED this week and thousands of people indentured into poverty as a direct result of that contribution?

www.ridesafeworld.com  #uber #lyft #rideshare #gig #ondemand