As Uber has grown, we’ve seen more and more crimes committed by its drivers. One of the most recent perils faced by the riding public is fake Uber cars.
Throughout the last few weeks, we’ve seen enormous changes in Uber’s executive board, most notably CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation after he faced pressure from the corporation’s stakeholders. The Uber company culture perpetuated by higher-ups is not confined to the corporate-level, however. It trickles down and damages riders and drivers, too.
Ride-hailing apps and taxi companies provide a similar service: they’re a means of transformation from point A to point B. However, Uber and Lyft are able to bypass certain regulations due to their classification as transportation network companies (TNCs) rather than cab companies. How does Uber work around these regulations? Let’s examine.
Since ride-sharing services have officially been legalized on Long Island, local cab company owners and drivers, as well as some legislators, have raised concerns. Their main issue is that the faulty Uber background check process fails to prevent criminals from getting behind the wheel, directly jeopardizing the safety of riders.
For many, the choice between patronizing a traditional taxicab company or a ride-sharing app like Uber comes down to cost. And while it may seem upfront on the surface, it’s evident that Uber pricing shamelessly deceives both riders and drivers when examined more closely.