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HERide Women-Only Rideshare Service to Launch in Atlanta

Local Atlanta, GA, news station Alive 11 reports that a rideshare company catered exclusively for women is launching in Atlanta. Called HERide, the company was founded by Jillian Anderson, a former Lyft driver of four years. “The main thing that makes us different is we are for women by women,” founder Anderson said. “All of
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Las Vegas Uber Driver, Dawed Oumer Mekonene, Arrested and Charged with Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Passenger

An article published by Associated Press News reports that on Tuesday December 21, Las Vegas area Uber driver, Dawed Mekonene, was arrested and chared with sexually motivated kidnapping, battery by strangulation with intent to commit sexual assault, and two counts of sexual assault. Mekonene is accused of raping a female passenger who police said
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Long-overdue Lyft safety report shows more than 4,000 sexual assaults occurred in three-year period

“Ride-hailing company refuses to accept responsibility for drivers’ criminal behavior” – attorney Steve Estey Lyft’s first ever safety report covers 2017-2019, when 4,158 sexual assault incidents were reported. The figure includes 360 rapes. In addition, there were 10 fatal physical assaults reported. Despite Lyft’s so-called commitment to safety, the company continues to
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California Prop 22 “Gig Worker” Ballot Ruled Unconstitutional

Yahoo! News recently published an AFP article about the California voter-approved referendum that lets many “gig workers” be treated as independent contractors was ruled unconstitutional on Friday, August 21st, 2021, setting up more legal fights over the controversial measure. Known as Proposition 22, the labor legislation was heavily backed by Uber, Lyft and
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