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Are ride-hailing apps safe for drivers? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-5-4 14:41:03 |Display all floors
This post was edited by knox1234 at 2016-5-4 14:43

A news from people's daily reported that a woman was killed by car-hailing service driver in Shenzhen.

After hailing a car through the online app Didi, a 24-year-old woman was robbed and brutally killed by the car's driver in Shenzhen on the night of May 2. The suspect was captured by police the following day.

On May 3, Didi made an announcement about the incident: "Based on preliminary verification, the victim called a car from our platform. Pan, the suspect, registered his real ID, driver's license and car to our platform, and passed the safety check. However, he was using a fake license plate on the night he committed the crime."

At the end of March, five car-hailing service platforms, including Didi, were interviewed by government authorities in Shenzhen to discuss the existing problems with car-hailing apps. According to a notification issued by the government, the car-hailing service platforms have loose access systems. Some drivers are drug addicts, some have mental illnesses, and others have criminal records. Some drug addicts whose driver's licenses were cancelled nevertheless registered as drivers for car-hailing services without any difficulty.

Even Didi, China's biggest online car-hailing service platform, fails to satisfactorily verify drivers' qualifications. Meanwhile, many passengers have filed complaints about inconsistencies between real license plate numbers and the numbers given at the time of reservation.




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Post time 2016-5-4 14:41:41 |Display all floors
I just can't help to think that campares to passengers, the car-hailing service drivers are more vulnerable as the information (real name,  plate number, phone number,real ID) of the drivers are all shown on the platform of the app. If robbers disguise as passagers, they can be well prepared in advance for robbery.

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Post time 2016-5-4 17:50:35 |Display all floors
No diffrent than hailing a cab in my opnion I see no difference

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Post time 2016-5-5 15:24:50 |Display all floors
There is no completly safe place, never stop eating for fear of choking.
Remember have the sense of safty whenever and whereever you are!

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