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Are Taxis Safer Than Uber?

Discussion in 'Uber Drivers Forum' started by Dreamer, Mar 3, 2015.

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  1. Dreamer

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    Many major cities don't keep comprehensive data about assaults against passengers—and even FBI-led background checks have limitations.

    Another Uber driver arrested for sexual assault. That was one of the headlines when a Boston woman reported her driver "indecently touched her several times" last month, according to the Boston Police Department.

    Such incidents seem frighteningly common now. In the past year alone, there have been several high-profile reports of drivers attacking passengers of ridesharing services like Uber. In the United States, there were assaults reported in Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Oklahoma, Los Angeles, and Orlando.

    But how dangerous is Uber compared with a taxi or limousine?

    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/03/are-taxis-safer-than-uber/386207/
     
  2. Edwin thomas

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    I admit with all controversy of Uber however, app based taxi bookings are safer than traditional taxis. The passenger could come to know the driver's profile and license plat number throughout smartphone application. This would certainly ensure the customer safety and make them convenient to book taxis by tapping away. If Uber is properly regulated in all the countries, it is better than taxi cabs. http://www.taximobility.com/blog/how-mobile-app-based-taxis-are-safer-for-ride/
     
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    in my area law states cabs must be fitted with internal and external cameras and are gps tracked at all times. so i think cabs are safer
     
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    Cabs are much safer, owing mostly to tighter regulation and licensing requirements.
     
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    Uber tracks PAX and drivers at all times through both apps.

    No one can guarantee which is safer. Thats like asking; "Are uber Pax safer then Taxi Pax?"

    If you dont feel safe, then do what our ancestors have done for 2 thousand years and walk your ass home. Or take the Metro.

    Is Metro safer the Uber? Now google your ass how many people have been assaulted on Metro.
     
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    You're rather bellicose, aren't you?
     
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    Do you know what they say about opinions?
     
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    In my part of the world taxis are constantly gps tracked and hase safety camera fitted both inside and outside the vehicle. Combine that with 2 safety inspections a year, approved accreditation and insurance, they are safer than nearly all uber X
     
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    Oh, that wasn't an opinion. It was a question.
     
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    All swings and roundabouts! UBER's background checks have been found wanting in many markets. Interestingly & cleverly, UBER now directs its UBERx drivers to go and get a Private Hire Car Driver Authority Card, from the State Transport departments here in OZ. Its only about $85.00 and about 6 weeks of stuffing around - but it totally negates the argument of UBER not having stringent background checks.

    But then you have the issue of UBER drivers sharing their UBER App with other drivers. Either double -shifting their car or on a totally differant car with another driver. Sure a passenger has the face and number plate on their phone to check, but so many dont. And I've heard passengers say they were told they were in a "Standby Car" by the last UBER driver. UBER would not care much till things go wrong. The longer the APP is on - even crazy unsafe periods - the better for them and their hassle free 25% commission.
     
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    Chortle! Hey, You never answered
    my inquiry regarding the King Kong-
    esque "Bombies": what ARE they?
     
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    some folk prefer not to answer questions, they tell everyone what they think they know.:)
     
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    Please note to kgb post on this thread
    http://www.uberforum.com/threads/hey-mod.144/#post-603

    Thanks subterfuge, i did check that out as a guest, you put some work into that.
     
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    The person who looks for safety, approach a taxi services offering online booking and tracking features like Infinite Cab taxi software
     
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    companies who utilize everyday motorists and their cars as a ground transportation alternative are in the crosshairs of the media, the public, and trade organizations. Some of these groups claim that ride-sharing safety is non-existent, and using an app to call a driver can put riders danger due to decreased regulation and allegedly relaxed background checks.

    Best taxi dispatch software are playing an important role in the development of the transport and make them more secure. They make sure to avoide and provide safety to the both for the passenger as well as for the driver.
     
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