Ian’s Legal Fact of the Week 11/13/17: Ride-Share Violence

Among the many legal issues raised by ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft is personal violence: online tracker Who’s Driving You (which, it should be disclosed, is run by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association),  recorded more than 330 alleged sexual assaults and incidents of harassment, nearly 80 assaults, and 40 deaths caused by ride-share drivers worldwide since 2014. Additionally, there have been numerous incidents of violence between passengers who have carpooled using UberPOOL and Lyft Line ride-sharing services.

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