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Uber unveils new safety features after woman’s fatal mistake

An explosive new Washington Post report raises fresh questions about how Uber handles passenger safety.

NC House of Representatives passes Passenger Protection Act

In response to the the slaying of a college student who police say mistook her killer’s car for her Uber ride, the North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously passed the Passenger Protection Act.

Bill to address ride-sharing user safety passes NC committee

Spurred by the slaying of a college student in neighboring South Carolina, lawmakers in North Carolina are working on new rules for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to make users feel safer and know when drivers are legitimate.

USC honors Samantha Josephson at graduation

An empty seat draped with a cap and gown marked where Samantha Josephson should have been sitting.

Lighted sign requirement removed from SC Uber safety bill

Three state senators have made a big change to legislation that aims to improve safety for Uber and Lyft customers in South Carolina.

Uber rolls out feature urging riders to ‘check your ride’

Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they're getting into the right vehicles.

Bill requires NC ride-sharing drivers to show lighted signs

Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing company drivers in North Carolina would have to display illuminated logo signs with their vehicles in bipartisan legislation proposed after the death of a South Carolina student last month.

Keeping ride-sharing app users safe in our community

Ride sharing services are intended to be a useful and safe alternative for people who may need a ride, but what can you do to make sure you're free from danger?

Father vows safety push after daughter’s ride sharing death

The father of a University of South Carolina student who police say was kidnapped and killed after she got into the wrong car thinking it was her Uber is promising to dedicate his life to improving the safety of ride sharing services.

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