Uber should Have A Panic Button On The App For Drivers Safety And 24/7 Contact Number.
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We have to notify Uber by email straight away about any incidents. Therefore the reason I am doing this petition is for the safety of all Uber drivers. In some situations you won't be able to email Uber or call the police so quick. The idea of a panic button is that we can notify Uber that a drivers in danger and get a response ASAP. They will be able to locate where the driver is and respond swiftly.
What happens if your passenger threatens harm, and you’re unable to de-escalate the situation?
The smartest solution to this is an on-screen “Panic Button” on the driver’s screen while on an active drive.
Upon pressing the Button, the service will alert Uber will alert 999, and will actively track your location. It will also update Uber/999 if the driver goes off course by more than 0.25 miles, and will send an alert also if the destination address changes.
The Panic Button will only be able to be disabled after 5 seconds in case of accidental press. After 5 seconds, it will not be able to be deactivated.
All drivers need to be able to be reassured that they are safe while driving passengers, and a Panic Button will be an extremely useful tool to keep drivers safe from harm while on the road.
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