How safe is your Uber ride? That question has dogged the company for years, as it has faced complaints from passengers and drivers alleging they have been sexually assaulted in an Uber.

Now Uber is revealing the scale of those complaints for the first time.

The company received 5,981 allegations of serious sexual assault in the U.S. over two years, according to a new report covering 2017 and 2018. The claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape.

Lyft is facing a flood of lawsuits from women around the country who say the ride-hailing company has known for years — and failed to stop — what they describe as an epidemic of sexual assault and rape involving some of its drivers.

"This is out of control. And this needs to stop," says attorney Laurel Simes, a partner in a San Francisco firm representing several dozen women who are suing the company.

It's now yet clear how Columbus police will enforce new regulations on eletronic scooters and bicycles that City Council is expected to approve this coming Monday.

The Columbus Public Service Director has signed an order banning the use of motorized scooters on sidewalks.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says he will soon submit legislation to City Council regarding the use of ride-sharing scooters and bicycles. 

Over the past year, dockless electric scooters have descended on city sidewalks almost as if they fell from the sky. From Austin, Texas, to Denver to Cambridge, Mass., these compact two-wheelers are leading what researchers are calling the "micro-mobility revolution."

But their arrival has not been without controversy.

Columbus city officials have enacted restrictions on ride sharing scooters and bicycles.

Columbus City Council is planning to consider legislation governing the use of ridesharing scooters.

The Columbus City Attorney's office says ride sharing scooters recently made available in the city are now legal to use on sidewalks and in the streets.

A car-sharing company says it will leave the Columbus market at the end of the month.

Columbus and Ohio State University police are offering safety tips for ride-share consumers after a student apparently got into the wrong car on January 13.

As America's income inequality continues to grow, more people are turning to the so-called 'sharing' economy just to make ends meet.

Columbus city officials are reviewing the first applications from people who want to drive for app-based ridesharing services operating in the city. 

Columbus city officials are dropping their request for a temporary restraining order to immediately shut down another app-based ride-sharing service.

The city of Columbus is asking a judge to block the app-based ride-sharing service called Lyft from operating in the city.

State Issues Warning To Potential Rideshare Drivers

Apr 17, 2014

State officials are warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications.