Ride Safe World’s Rideshare plate roundup, exposing convicted felons, uninsured drivers and sex offenders put on our streets by Uber and Lyft

  In 22 US states, it is now legal for rideshare companies to operate drivers with no actual insurance coverage, no valid background checks on drivers and no vehicle inspections. RIDESHARE COMPANIES ENDANGER THE GENERAL PUBLIC MORE THAN ANY OTHER FORM OF COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION TODAY. NOW, each and every month another series of uninsured wrecks, sexual assaults or thefts committed by rideshare drivers against rideshare customers and the general public are reported. A perfect example of the frequency of assaults committed by rideshare drivers to those committed by vetted Taxis: This…

Yet another classy misogynistic Uber driver and another major issue with rideshare companies exposed in one video.

Meet Howard Lurken, another Uber driver popular on youtube for uploading his dash cam videos. While dash cams are a much needed necessity and highly recommended by Ride Safe World for vetted taxi, cab and bus services, it is more often an adverse piece of equipment for rideshare drivers to be using.   In this video we see two women attempting to appropriate Howard’s vehicle through a ride arranged on the Uber app.  When they do not have the appropriate rider information (possible due to intoxication) he cancels the ride…

Our condolences to Travis Kalanick and His father on the loss of Bonnie Kalanick

In light of recent news concerning the death of Bonnie Kalanick we would like to extend our condolences to Travis Kalanick and his father. There have been several hateful and cruel words spoken in social media content from taxi drivers and rideshare drivers alike over the incident. We encourage our readers and those involved with our social media outlets to NOT engage in such behavior.  Any and all content speaking of the incident in an other than adult manner will be removed and those continuing to post such content will be…

The Truth about Ridesharing Larry Kaufmann Refuses to Tell You

I recently read Larry Kaufmann’s, The Politics of Ridesharing in the Isthmus. As a former cab driver in Madison, I take issue with many errors in his article. Using the Uber app for payments Firstly, Kaufmann claims that no money is changing hands between the passenger and driver using the Uber service. This deceptive talking point is often used by Uber’s own representatives to disguise the fraudulent nature of how Uber really does business. While paper cash is not used in the transaction, money is being transferred directly from the customer’s debit or…

Sign the petition to end rideshare fraud in Madison

THE SITUATION On March 6, 2014, Uber and Lyft began operations in Madison in violation of city ordinances. Since then, Uber and Lyft have continued to defraud the public and their own drivers throughout the city with fraudulent service term agreements, discrimination, selective service, surge pricing and invalid insurance coverage for customers. Sign petition HERE. We are asking city law makers to reject proposals by Uber, Lyft and Alderman Resnick and support proposals made by Mayor Soglin for fair and equal legislation with respect to Taxi and Rideshare companies. Sign…