Uber Introduces “Panic Button” For Riders’ Protection

Have you ever had a bad experience with Uber?

By Marilyn Nelson on May 31, 2018
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Uber is introducing a ‘panic button’ for riders who feel threatened by their driver.

As the Daily Mail reports, you can find the ‘panic button’ in a new section of the Uber app called the ‘safety center.’ Then, all you have to do is swipe and your phone will immediately call 911. Some cities in the U.S. are also testing a feature that would make your exact location known to emergency services once the panic button has been swiped.

Uber is also working on a feature that would allow drivers to send out an alert if they feel threatened.

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