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As the nonprofit partner with the Ride Responsibly campaign, PAVE is asking for your help in our call to action to require all ride-sharing services to adhere to minimum safety standards.

Currently, not all drivers of ride-hail apps are thoroughly vetted each year with criminal background checks and mandatory fingerprinting, which all taxi and limousine drivers are required to do. This leaves all consumers at risk and vulnerable with a false sense of security. Click here for a collection of media articles about sexual assault committed by ride-hailing app drivers (trigger warning: sexual assault and rape.)

Join our Ride Hailing Safely letter writing campaign to ride-app companies such as Uber/Lyft and elected officials in all 50 states that would require all ride-sharing services to adhere to minimum safety standards. Please send this template letter to your elected official, click here to locate your elected official. Click here to see states taking action.

Our initiative also includes a social media campaign with sample posts.

Sample FB post:

Currently, drivers of ride-hail apps are NOT thoroughly vetted each year with criminal background checks and mandatory fingerprinting, a requirement which all taxi and limousine drivers undergo annually. Ride-Hail apps leave all consumers at risk and vulnerable with a false sense of security. Take action and make a difference with @PromotingAwarenessVictimEmpowerment, visit: www.RideHailingSafely.com

Post with graphic – click here for shareable graphic.

Sample Tweets:

  1. Drivers of ride-hail apps are NOT thoroughly vetted each year w/ criminal background checks & mandatory fingerprinting, a requirement which all taxi and limousine drivers undergo annually. #RideHailingSafely
  2. We demand that all ride-sharing services like @Uber and @Lyft adhere to minimum safety standards including criminal background checks with mandatory fingerprinting. #RideHailingSafely

Tag your elected official on Twitter and Instagram:

We owe it to the people of (YOUR STATE) to protect passengers of ride-hailing apps from sexual predators; need to require criminal background checks with mandatory fingerprinting. #RideHailingSafely

To stay involved, sign up to join PAVE – click here.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation – click here.

 PAVE is an organization that works nationwide to prevent sexual assault and heal survivors.