Uber To Enhance Driver Screenings Amid Rape Allegations
The car-sharing service hopes to eventually provide "24/7, immediate support in the event of a safety incident."By Jay Strubberg | December 17, 2014
Facing public outcry following multiple sexual assault allegations against its drivers, ride-sharing service Uber has promised to scale up its screening process.
In a blog post Thursday, Uber's head of global safety said the company already uses "multi-layered background checks" that have turned away tens of thousands of applicants but admits more work can be done to ensure customer safety.
So Uber says it will step up its game with improved technology for instant communication if there's an emergency. Plus, "enchanced driver screening" with more thorough background checks that can even extend to polygraph tests.