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mtdewbob May 29th, 2018 10:58pm

Uber unveiling a new 911 emergency feature for riders only today. Press the emergency button on your riders app and the police will be immediately notified of your location, license plate, make of car and driver behind the wheel.

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05/29/18 7:35 pm

Good. I sometimes hesitate to use Uber or Lyft when I am alone, especially at night. A safety feature like this would be a good thing.

mtdewbob Arizona
05/30/18 2:56 am

Crzy, I also understand that the rider can list up to five people on their app, every time they take a ride those five people will be notified that you are in a Uber and will be able to track your progress on the riders app.

05/30/18 7:12 am

Cool! That sounds a bit like a separate app I heard of a few years ago but can’t remember the name. Great idea. If something goes wrong, several people will know it. 👍🏻 Someone else on here said that drivers should also have a safety net, and I agree. I’m sure they pick up some crazies and that would be scary.

NemoDude Dead, at this point
05/29/18 5:15 pm

Nice, but I’m still going to trust the professionals.

05/29/18 4:32 pm

Why riders only? Drivers deserve safety features too.

mtdewbob Arizona
05/29/18 5:54 pm

I’m a driver and I totally agree. I’ve given about 2700 rides and all though 98% give or take are very good rides I’ve had a couple wack jobs.