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[Study] Sexual Assault in Uber and Lyft Vehicles

More Americans are using rideshare services than ever before. In fact, 36 percent of adults reported having taken an Uber or Lyft at least once. Usage among younger, more affluent adults in urban areas is even higher. However, while Uber and Lyft services are convenient and cost-effective for most, they do not
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Uber may face big fines for refusing to cooperate with California Public Utilities Commission

According to an article published on September 1, 2020, in the Los Angeles Times, the ridesharing giant Uber may face big fines for stonewalling the California Public Utilites Commission in regard to the company’s sexual assault data. Uber has spent nine months battling California regulators’ demands for detailed information on sexual harassment and
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What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault can impact your mind, body, and psychological well-being. Experiencing an assault can affect you for years after the event, leading to serious complications. Many survivors develop mental health conditions, severe reactions to triggering events, and unhealthy and dangerous coping mechanisms, among other adverse effects, following their assault. #1: Depression Depression
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Lyft Driver Mohammad Rahman Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting a Passenger While She was Sleeping

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Mohammad Rahman, a Lyft driver in Orange County, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a passenger while she was sleeping. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau, the alleged incident occurred on June 12, when an adult female reported that she had been sexually
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House Passes Sami’s Law

In March 2019, a man posing as an Uber driver murdered college student Samantha Josephson in Columbia, South Carolina. Josephson, known as Sami to her friends and family, mistook another vehicle for her Uber after a night out with friends. Josephson’s murder was a wake-up call to many on the risks of
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Tykaja’s Story

Lyft sexual assault survivor seeks to empower women to come forward ‘I have not heard anything from Lyft or had any support from them at all’ – Lyft sexual assault victim Tykaja Hall The case of 21-year-old Tykaja Hall is yet another example of how Lyft ignores customers and leaves them to
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