Greater than a yr after Uber launched its first safety report, the ride-hailing firm and its competitor Lyft have created the Trade Sharing Security Program. It could be a bland title, but it surely’s a optimistic step for passenger security, particularly within the effort to stop sexual violence.
Introduced on Thursday, this system entails a shared listing of deactivated drivers booted off the platforms after complaints of unsafe conduct together with sexual and bodily assault. This system is a joint effort to maintain passengers protected after recognized security incidents. This system hopes to maintain, say, a deactivated Uber driver concerned in a sexual assault case from later becoming a member of Lyft.
The registry will embody any deactivations associated to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s classes of sexual misconduct, assault, harassment, and bodily assault resulting in fatalities.
The middle’s full report got here out to assist Uber higher perceive incidents of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault reported by its prospects and drivers. There have been 21 classes of studies developed for Uber to make security reporting clearer.
Lyft has its personal safety training program for drivers which have to be accomplished earlier than they’ll decide up passengers. That program contains sexual misconduct coaching.
Uber and Lyft have invited different firms within the ride-share and transportation business to hitch this system and begin sharing particulars of drivers that would put passengers in peril.
The protection program comes as ride-share drivers in Chicago have been focused in a latest spate of violent carjackings.