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Apparently Lyft Can’t Keep Its Passengers Safe – BestRides Can Reduce Ride-Sharing Risks

Two women just wanted to get home. Instead, they say, their Lyft drivers raped them – The Boston Globe

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Watching Out for You

Here is a guide to safety on college campuses from Security Baron – https://securitybaron.com/blog/college-safety/ – Among the topics it covers, it reiterates that students need to be aware of their safety when walking both on-campus and off.  It essentially underscores the value of having access to the BestRides app.  We believe that it is well worth your time to read.

Security Baron - Guide to Safety

Proof of Our Concept…But Uber’s Solution Still Isn’t as Comprehensive as BestRides

Uber launches 911 safety integration across Massachusetts – WCVB5 ABC News

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Another “Proof” of Our Concept for Your Consideration

When rides go wrong: How Uber’s investigations unit works to limit the company’s liability – The Washington Post

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BestRides Announces The Winners in Its Recent Survey-Completion Contest

We wanted to thank everyone who took the time to complete the customer survey we recently distributed to our users – your responses will provide us with invaluable information moving forward as we continually update the app and try to make it as useful as possible.

We said that we would post these winners’ names today (but we are still awaiting the response from one). Here are our other winners:

Bob from Brooklyn
Bob from New York
Bendt from Aurora, IL
Doug from Florida

Thanks again for your help.  And remember to check for the latest updates in the coming weeks – we are adding some impressive new features that will make it even easier to use.


Again, Proof of Our Concept – Safety Is a Real Issue When It Comes to Ridesharing


Proof of Our Concept – Keeping People Safe Is a Concern for Everyone

Did you see this episode of “What Would You do” on ABC that ran on Friday, August 30th?  It underscores the dangers that can arise in ride-sharing situations.

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And the Utah’s public universities are also adopting a program to keep their students safer on campus – exactly what BestRides does.

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Baker seeks more oversight of Uber and Lyft

By Aidan Ryan Globe Correspondent, July 10, 2019

Governor Charlie Baker Wednesday called for stricter oversight of the ride-hailing industry, proposing to toughen penalties on drivers who stalk customers or falsify accounts, and collecting more data to understand how Uber and Lyft contribute to the region’s traffic congestion…

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“Ride-Sharing Needs to Get Safer” and Massachusetts Governor Baker is taking steps to do just that.

Baker Outlines TNC Safety Bill, Seeks Congestion Data – By Chris Lisinski

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JULY 10, 2019…..Ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft would face a range of new safety and data-collection regulations under legislation outlined Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker, measures that the administration believes will better position the state to deal with rapidly increasing use of the services and the resulting roadway congestion…

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Old-school newspaper veteran puts energy into ride-hailing app

Russel Pergament might seem as old-school as they come in Boston’s newspaper industry. He cofounded the Tab newspapers, and later sold them to Fidelity Investments. He was also the first publisher at the Boston Metro, the free daily, and then launched its relatively short-lived rival, BostonNow…

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BestRides is offered as a solution for ride-sharers seeking protection from dangerous drivers – In a CBS news story

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