USA: More than 3000 cases of sexual assault recorded in the US in 2018, reports Uber
Ridesharing firm Uber confirmed Thursday that it collected more than 3,000 cases of sexual assault in the Americas in 2018.
Uber announced a 16 percent fall in the number of sexual harassment cases in its five most serious groups from the prior year. Nevertheless, it was claimed that pedestrians are also at risk, with approximately half of the defendants in these proceedings being riders. It reported that out of 19 fatal cases of physical assault in the preceding two years, seven were passengers, eight were users, and four were third party candidates.
It also stated in the 84-page document that 99.9 percent of its 2.3 billion US journeys in 2017 and 2018 were successfully completed without any accidents that endangered the health of travelers.
The organization had to issue these documents after coming under scrutiny from authorities in many cities worldwide who thought the ride-sharing company is going poorly when it came to ensuring the safety and protection of riders.
In its 84-page study, Uber told its consumers that it is dedicated to “improving security for Uber and the entire economy.”
Chief Executive Officer of Dara Khosrowshahi wrote, “I expect many people will be surprised at how unusual these accidents are; others will naturally believe they’re still too normal. Many people would appreciate how much we’ve learned regarding safety; others will claim we have more research to do. They’ll all be right.”
Uber confirmed that it would launch a safety measure that would begin capturing audio during the trip to detect any warning signs. The app will be a choice for users to allow audiotapes on any ride or any flight. Users will be able to document a security accident with the audiotape at the end of the journey.