July 20, 2017

Ola and Uber aren’t safe! It’s time security is taken seriously



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The recent alarming incident in Bengaluru wherein a woman had to hide in a hospital at 2AM to escape assault by an Ola driver shows how the IT city isn’t safe for women. On the other side, it also exposes the security vulnerabilities that taxi aggregators like Ola and Uber bring. And, despite the horrific and shameful incidents in the past, especially with women passengers, looks like these taxi aggregators refuse to learn from mistakes.

Earlier this week two incidents were simultaneously reported wherein an Ola driver forced a woman into a car to ‘befriend and molest’ in Mumbai while the other driver in Bengaluru took a diversion to a deserted road and began grabbing the lady passenger.

And, let’s not forget the horrific incident when 25-year-old woman was raped and sexually assaulted by an Uber driver Shiv Kumar Yadav in national capital.

One of the recent incidents is highlighted in a Facebook post by a Delhi girl accusing the Uber driver of misbehaving in broad daylight and then calling her up as an executive, clearly hinting at what these drivers are capable when a woman is in a vulnerable situation. Another Uber driver threatened to rape the passenger and dump […]

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