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A safety drive is launched by Uber to protect passengers and drivers – BBC London News
Uber is to introduce new measures to protect its passengers and drivers. The company is currently fighting for its future in the capital, after having its licence stripped last year because of concerns over passenger safety. An appeal against that decision is to be heard in the high court in June. Emma North reports.
Uber has published a report on the safety of passengers
Taxi aggregator Uber Technologies said it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault related to travel in the United States last year.
This figure is 16% lower than last year’s figures.
The company also announced reports of attacks on passengers and speeding taxi drivers..
The report containing this information came out shortly after Uber said it would appeal the loss of its license to carry passengers in London..
The aggregator, which has previously faced security criticism on its platform and has repeatedly received subpoenas for driver misconduct, pledged to release a safety report last year. This is an initiative of the CEO who intends to eliminate the aforementioned issues and improve customer safety.
Service firm in 70 countries said the report demonstrates its commitment to transparency as well as improving safety across the industry.. She will use the information received to prevent illegal situations..
Uber reports 99.9% of its 2.3 billion U.S. trips in 2017 and 2018 completed without incident..
Ten fatalities occurred in 2017 and nine in 2018.
Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said he would do his best to improve culture and safety when he took over as CEO in 2017. His predecessor, Travis Kalanick, stepped down amid the fallout and public reaction to his business practices.
Rival Lyft Inc announced that it intends to release its own safety report and share information on unsafe drivers.
Uber noted that the company is testing its drivers. The report says that 1 million applicants failed the company’s review in 2017 and 2018, and more than 40 thousand were removed from the application after additional tests..
Regulators have long said Uber’s verification process was too flexible and inferior to competitors..