Why Is Uber Charging You Extra to Not Get Assaulted?

Sam Biddle · 04/28/14 11:50AM

The next time you hop in an UberX—one of the transit startup's fancy gypsy cabs run by unlicensed drivers—you'll notice a new "Safe Ride Fee" added to your fare. It's only a dollar, but since when do we have to pay extra to not get raped?

Uber Is Basically Training Drivers to Violate California State Law

Sam Biddle · 02/05/14 10:00AM

A pending lawsuit against Uber says the smartphone car service is partially responsible for a little girl's death by encouraging illegal distracted driving. We looked at Uber's internal training materials, and it's easy to see how it could keep your eyes off the road.