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Are Ridehailing Companies Doing Enough to Protect Women Drivers? Share Your Tips for Staying Safe

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Women rideshare passengers—and drivers—are concerned that gig-economy companies are not doing enough to protect them in confrontations en route.

Several drivers chronicled their incidents in an article from SF Gate. They say there’s no infrastructure to support them when they face harassment or even assault. Uber and Lyft don’t allow drivers to carry weapons, so in some cases, drivers find other ways to defend themselves.

If you’re a female Uber driver, how do you deal with problematic passengers? What would you like to see companies like Uber, Lyft, Caviar and DoorDash do to protect you?

Share your experiences and ideas at 866-893-5722.


Cecily Jamelia, gig economy and rideshare vlogger on and YouTube; she tweets @drivegirldrive