Sunday, 2 July 2017

Uber

I understand that many people find Uber a very convenient, cheap option for transport but I feel very uneasy about the concept that there are no cameras and no over arching body that you can talk to if there is a sexual assault.  I know you can report to the Police but many people do not want to report to the Police and Uber takes no responsibility for their contractors.

However that is a minor issue compared to the one reported in The Age Saturday 1.7.17 where a man posed as a ride share driver and picked up a woman he later raped. Uber's spokesperson stated that you should only get into a car for which the Uber app shows the make, model and number plate. However, this assumes that everyone is concentrating all the time, have not had a few drinks or are not vulnerable.  At least with taxis you know they are taxis.  I still do not like the idea of unidentified cars being able to pick people up.

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