Posted on 9/26/2016 8:00 AM By Rich Savino
The stories have made headlines over the past year., “Former Boston Uber driver sentenced for rape.” There is a website dedicated to reporting Uber and Lyft alleged assaults against women (www.whosdrivingyou.org) . That site lists dozens of incidents from around the country of robberies, attacks, misdemeanors and felonies between Ride for Hire drivers and female passengers. It is getting to the point where women are shying away from using the service in fear that they really have no idea who is behind the wheel of the vehicle they are driving in.
Enter, “Chariot for Women”, “Safe Her” and “See Jane Go” just a handful of new ridesharing services that have been created recently to appeal to women only and create a comfortable and safe environment and experience for women who need car service.
The ridesharing services work exactly the same as Uber or Lyft. Drivers and passengers register on the website or via a phone app. After a certification and training proce ...
Posted on 3/9/2015 6:12 PM By Keith Savino
Seems like the ideal situation. You need a ride. Maybe you are in Manhattan but it is a Saturday Night and hailing a cab is impossible. Or you are in your small town but the local bus line does not travel to where you need to go. So you download the Uber Application to your smart phone, request a ride and await your driver. An amazingly convenient way to get from Point A to Point B.
But before you hop in and take off with your Uber driver, we would like to make you aware of some of the fine print that is contained in the Service Agreement. Important information that is essential to your well-being:
1. UBER AND LYFTS TERMS OF SERVICE: The agreement states that customers "may be exposed to situations involving third party providers that are potentially unsafe, offensive, harmful to minors, or otherwise objectionable."
2. ALSO CONTAINED IN THE AGREEMENT: "Uber does not guarantee the suitability, safety or ability of third-party providers," (The Drivers) ...