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Topic # 226271 29-Dec-2017 12:01
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Please don't say I'm pro-taxis. I think they just shy of racketeering.

However there are risk to Uber drivers.

https://www.wired.com/2016/03/uber-lyft-can-much-keep-drivers-safe/

"Harry Campbell was driving a man home one night when, upon stopping at a light, the passenger stripped off all of his clothes, ran naked around the car, and then got back in as if nothing at all had happened. Odd, yes, but just another night as an Uber driver. Even now, Campbell is nonplussed. 'I think it was a dare,' he says. 'Every driver has a story like that'

Or worse. Uber horror stories are nothing new. But most of them are stories about passengers victimized by drivers. Such headlines are hardly exclusive to Uber: plenty of sharing economy ventures bring their share of cautionary tales.

'When you get into a taxi, there’s a reason there’s plexiglass between you and the driver.'

What gets far less attention is the abuse, verbal and physical, that drivers endure. In November, a shocking video of a drunken Taco Bell executive beating an Uber driver went viral. More recently, a witness filmed a Miami doctor trying to kick a driver before trashing his car. And these are just a few incidents that made headlines. No matter what you call it, providing rides to strangers carries the risk of harassment and violence—it's why your parents told you never to pick up hitchhikers. But while the risk to passengers of using ridesharing services has been widely debated, the risk to drivers has been largely ignored."


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  Reply # 1926538 29-Dec-2017 13:20
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Recently, a taxi driver was shot in Miramar, Wellington, NZ.




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