By Barbara Ortutay and Justin Pritchard | Source : The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The growth of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft so far has not been hindered by limits from government regulators and campaigns by taxi cab competitors. A bigger threat to the new industry’s impressive start could come from customers — if enough people stop using the services over fears that drivers aren’t safe.
Not safe as in the drivers won’t get into an accident — safe as in they won’t attack passengers.
A Lyft passenger was killed in an accident near Sacramento, Calif., over the weekend, but it looks like the ride-sharing service’s insurance will cover it.
By Dara Kerr | Source: CNET
Shane Holland was killed in a car crash last weekend. While more than 30,000 car crashes claim lives in the US every year, this was the first death of a ride-sharing passenger.