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Topic: Safety and Uber
Posted by: Kevin Howard
Date/Time: 10/12/14 08:47:00

When you book an Uber cab the app shows you a picture of the driver and the make and reg of his car. There is also a record of the booking and the driver is CRB checked as a condition of his licence.

You get to rate the Uber driver and Uber will drop any driver who gets a persistently poor score. If there was a suggestion of inappropriate behaviour towards vulnerable passengers the driver would be taken off the service.

My wife and teenage daughter now have Uber apps on my phone. They both have had incidences in the past with black cab drivers who refused to allow them to make a detour to go to an ATM. All I need to worry about now if they are out without me is that they have charged their phone before they go.

It is not going to be 100% safe but even ignoring John Warboys and other attacks on women by black cab drivers and the even greater number by unlicensed minicab drivers the fact that each journey is tracked gives a huge reduction in the level of risk.

That using Uber has generally resulted in a cheaper journey and a more pleasant driver are incidental benefits, not the primary reason for using it which is safety.

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Uber08/12/14 19:31:00 R Rees Williams
   Re:Uber08/12/14 19:47:00 Brian Coyle
      Re:Re:Uber08/12/14 20:36:00 Vanessa Smith
         Re:Re:Re:Uber08/12/14 20:47:00 N Kelly
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber08/12/14 21:47:00 Vanessa Smith
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber08/12/14 22:46:00 Kevin Howard
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 00:04:00 Lisa Miller
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 00:24:00 Audrey Walton
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 00:45:00 Lisa Miller
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 06:48:00 Elizabeth Jane Daley
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 08:10:00 Colin Jordan
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 08:14:00 Richard Greenhough
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 08:19:00 Rob Reynolds
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 08:23:00 Dan Murphy
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 12:06:00 Curzon Tussaud
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 12:13:00 Pete Mayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 09:39:00 James Robinson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 09:42:00 Dan Murphy
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 09:57:00 James Robinson
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 10:22:00 Jonathan Bingham
   Re:Uber09/12/14 10:30:00 Oliver Gibb
      Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 10:53:00 James Robinson
         Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 10:56:00 Richard Greenhough
   Re:Uber09/12/14 11:34:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 11:39:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 12:27:00 Rob Reynolds
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 12:39:00 Brian Coyle
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 12:50:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 12:49:00 James Robinson
         Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 13:11:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 13:21:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 13:37:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 14:15:00 Will Watson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 14:50:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 14:17:00 Lisa Miller
         Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 14:23:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 14:41:00 Will Watson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 14:53:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 15:08:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 15:43:00 Paul Allen
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 15:57:00 Pete Mayes
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 16:22:00 Paul Allen
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 16:39:00 Pete Mayes
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 16:31:00 James Robinson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 19:13:00 Pete Mayes
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 19:18:00 Pete Mayes
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 20:12:00 Pete Mayes
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber09/12/14 20:14:00 Pete Mayes
                                          Safety and Uber10/12/14 08:47:00 Kevin Howard
                                             Re:Safety and Uber10/12/14 11:28:00 Pete Mayes
                                                Re:Re:Safety and Uber10/12/14 11:47:00 Kevin Howard
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Safety and Uber10/12/14 11:52:00 Pete Mayes
                                                      Uber10/12/14 12:40:00 Gordon McDonald
                                                         Re:Uber10/12/14 12:51:00 Pete Mayes
                                                            Re:Re:Uber10/12/14 19:55:00 Gordon McDonald
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Uber10/12/14 20:03:00 Pete Mayes
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber10/12/14 20:04:00 Pete Mayes
   Re:Uber10/12/14 13:17:00 R Rees Williams
      Re:Re:Uber10/12/14 13:30:00 Pete Mayes
   Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 14:15:00 Paul Corcoran
      Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 14:28:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 14:43:00 Will Watson
         Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 16:51:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 17:07:00 Will Watson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 17:17:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 17:28:00 Will Watson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 17:51:00 Richard Greenhough
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 17:57:00 Pete Mayes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 18:14:00 Will Watson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow10/12/14 18:15:00 Pete Mayes
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 08:39:00 Paul Corcoran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 11:23:00 Will Watson
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 12:03:00 Pete Mayes
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 12:18:00 James Robinson
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 12:25:00 Pete Mayes
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 12:36:00 Pete Mayes
                                                John Worboys11/12/14 12:51:00 Paul Corcoran
                                                   Re:John Worboys11/12/14 12:54:00 Pete Mayes
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 17:28:00 James Robinson
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 12:59:00 Carl Wynne
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 13:13:00 Pete Mayes
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow11/12/14 14:39:00 Michael Simson
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow12/12/14 13:18:00 Pete Mayes
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow13/12/14 14:30:00 Pete Mayes
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber and Heathrow13/12/14 19:59:00 Paul Corcoran
   Re:Uber14/12/14 15:50:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Re:Uber15/12/14 08:42:00 Francis Rowe
         Re:Re:Re:Uber15/12/14 12:46:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Re:Uber15/12/14 08:53:00 James Robinson
         UberGiving17/12/14 17:34:00 Felicity Caborn
            Re:UberGiving17/12/14 18:06:00 Pete Mayes
               Re:Re:UberGiving17/12/14 18:08:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:UberGiving17/12/14 18:09:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:UberGiving17/12/14 22:11:00 Paul Corcoran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:UberGiving17/12/14 22:39:00 Pete Mayes
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:UberGiving19/12/14 01:45:00 Audrey Walton

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