Lyft Challenged to Increase Safety Measures

This month, 19 women filed suit against Lyft in the San Francisco Superior Court for sexual harassment and sexual assault by Lyft drivers. The disturbing stories highlight the need for change and action. No woman, or man, should feel uncomfortable or in danger while using driving apps.

A statement from Lyft says, “What these women describe is something no one should ever have to endure. Everyone deserves the ability to move about the world safely, yet women still face disproportionate risks. We recognize these risks, which is why we are relentless in our work to build safety into every aspect of our work. That means continually investing in new features and policies to protect our riders and drivers.”

What safety features do you think would help to decrease sexual harassment and assaults by drivers or help riders to deal with the situation?


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