The featured image for this article is from Ride Safe’s ‘Stultz Report’.
This is to date the most comprehensive database of incidents involving Taxis, Limos and Rideshare (Uber and Lyft) drivers through out the world.
This is the highest rate of incidents reported in commercial ground transportation in the US for the four year period CNN covered.
In that same time, less than 30 incidents were reported having involved the collective Taxi companies of the entire United States.
It should be noted that the law enforcement and customer service response with each incident involving Taxi companies was instant and indicated each driver to law enforcement from a live dispatcher within an hour of the incidents being reported and requests made by police to taxi company live dispatchers.
Uber’s average response to reported incidents continue to delay law enforcement by several hours while forcing law enforcement officials to wade through email and text requests. Uber routinely hides driver identities until AFTER the drivers themselves have been notified by Uber that law enforcement is actively seeking them for questioning.
This fraudulent and illegal manner of obstruction is clearly noted in Uber’s Law Enforcement response policy , known as LERT.
Last year USA Today reported on a software used by Uber to earmark and geo identify law enforcement officials who might be investigating or setting up sting operations on the company and it’s drivers.
But no where in this latest announcement does Uber offer to actually institute any changes to prevent sexual assaults BEFORE they happen.
Classifying the incidents AFTER they happen in no way prevents them from happening in the first place.
Uber continues to permit drivers on the Uber app without a fingerprint background check, vetting of any documents provided by drivers or any actual hands on training or interview process.