Uber, Lyft and DoorDash said in a statement that they have built their platform with security in mind, including features such as ADT, the ability to securely communicate with security agencies or share location information via the Ride-Healing app.
It is difficult to compare how dangerous gig driving is with other occupations, although the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals some serious occupational injuries to the public. But GigWorks Rising argues that the risks of gigwork are greater than just the number of deaths.
Since gig drivers are often classified as independent contractors rather than employees, they receive less support from the companies they work for when something goes wrong, the report said.
In some cases, Gig Workers Rising said family members of the dead drivers never heard from the company for which they were driving or received death benefits or insurance claims or funeral services assistance.
Dordash said it spoke to Miss Stokes Oliver’s family and helped them with their insurance claims.
Last August, Isabella Lewis, a lift driver in Texas, was killed in a seemingly random attack by a passenger whom police believe was a terrorist. After shooting him in the head, the man pulled him out of the car and ran over him as he fled in his car. According to news reports, he later died of his injuries in a gunfight with police.
Mrs. Lewis’s sister, Alyssa Lewis-Brown, said the damage had not yet completely subsided.
“It hasn’t hurt yet that I’ll never see her again,” said Mrs. Lewis-Brown, 23, who recalled her sister as caring and protective. “It simply came to my notice then. You think you have more time with people. “