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Is driving for uber and lyft safe? I keep hearing these horror stories of drivers getting shot because passengers get angry.

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jjsmith
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 Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

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In the news I hear about how passengers can steal stuff from drivers, and even hurt them violently. Is this something that is safe for me to do? I don't want my family to worry.

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    davideaglewatcher
    17
     1 year ago

    don't be scared, just drive during the daytime hours and not in the middle of the night when no one is on the road

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    GiGi
    28
     1 year ago

    some drivers have cameras recording you in case you try to mess around with them. i heard it scares passengers 

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      DrJill
      81 Driver
       1 year ago

      A double camera one side facing rear seat and other facing the road is the way to go for safety.

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        CurbDigger
        159
         1 year ago

        Yeah, the 360 is definitely what you need.  plus in-cabin sound.

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      jjsmith
      OP 44
       1 year ago

      will uber pay for me to have my own camera in the car to ensure my safety?

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        felicia
        120 Rider Guru
         1 year ago

        No, Uber does not pay for security systems for their drivers such as in-car cameras. This is an investment you will need to make on your own and decide if it is worth it.

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    johnjason
    9 Rider
     1 year ago

    in general, driving for uber and lyft is pretty safe. the stories you hear about are pretty rare, but reporters don't post about rideshare drivers with no drama

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    DimSumUng
    126
     1 year ago

    Here I thought it was the drivers shooting riders?  I mean why would passengers be shooting riders?  They are the ones who called  one because he needs a ride.

    I've never heard of people preying on a service provider.  Isn't it usually the other way?  (drivers become drivers to become a stalker.)

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      AngieKM169
      107 Rider
       1 year ago

      That doesn't make any sense.  Prositutes are killed all the time.  They are a service provider.

      Drivers become drivers to drive.  They don't go through that trouble to just kill someone,...right?

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    uber driver texas
    10
     1 year ago

    when you drive for uber you're taking your own risk. personally i wouldnt want that many people to use my car, but ive never worried about a passenger getting violent with me