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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Well, the passenger's still alive, isn't he? Not every Metro-North passenger can say that.
    Do you think we should go with anecdotes or data?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    There needs to be a middle ground here. Current taxi companies are dinosaurs who use government regulation to prevent competition to their out of date business practices. Lyft thinks the rules don't apply and they can ignore valid safety concerns. The sensible option to is to change the laws regarding Taxi use to accommodate the advancements in technology while still meaning reasonable standards to protect drivers and passengers.

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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    If you are worried about the safety, dont use the service. If you are not worried about the safety, then use the service.
    Sounds great. Can we pass a law that says people who choose to use the service, because they "are not worried about the safety", are legally prohibited from suing in the event of an accident?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Sounds great. Can we pass a law that says people who choose to use the service, because they "are not worried about the safety", are legally prohibited from suing in the event of an accident?
    Nope. If a person wants to offer the ridesharing, they have to take the risk that they can get sued if they get an accident. Works both ways.

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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Well, the passenger's still alive, isn't he? Not every Metro-North passenger can say that.
    Right. But every single person who ever hitched a ride with a total stranger they met on the internet has survived, eh?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    Nope. If a person wants to offer the ridesharing, they have to take the risk that they can get sued if they get an accident. Works both ways.
    What is the average settlement for "turns out he was an axe murderer?"
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    When government over steps it's reality capitalism kicks it's a!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Here we go again:



    "Suggested donation." Once again, old guard establishment interests run headlong into the iPhone. New York says this is about public safety, but whom are they kidding? This is about what it always is about: money and turf.

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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Do you think we should go with anecdotes or data?
    Data would be fine. How many Lyft passengers have been killed versus the number of people killed in/by regulated taxis, limos, buses, and commuter trains?
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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    There's a big difference between traffic errors, regardless of the outcome, and intentionally running from the police in a high speed chase and kidnapping those in your car.
    Traffic errors? That "traffic error" in California resulted int the deaths of twenty-five people. Since they're dead, yeah, I'd say there's a big difference.
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    Re: Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Defies New York City, State Regulators

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Now saying that, the taxi companies SHOULD adopt the technical aspect of the system. The thing about Uber is the app and ease of the app.. combine that with a vetted driver and maintained car... and you have a winner. No more calling the taxi company saying where you are.. just plot it in on Google maps, and viola the taxi can find you.
    Unless the taxi inspector's been bribed:

    A federal grand jury in Philadelphia returned a 63-count indictment charging the five men with racketeering and extortion.

    It charged that the inspectors took $76,000 total in bribes - mostly in $20, $50 and $100 increments - to pass cabs without inspecting them and issue permits to hacks without testing them.

    Five taxi inspectors charged with taking $76,000 in bribes - Philly.com
    More than than half of New York City's 50 taxi inspectors were charged yesterday with taking bribes to overlook safety and emission violations in yellow cabs, city investigators said.

    An 11-month inquiry by the city's Department of Investigation found that the inspectors had devised a variety of illegal methods to allow taxis to pass inspections that the vehicles otherwise would probably have failed, potentially jeopardizing the safety of millions of passengers.

    Inspectors Held in Bribe Scheme To Hide Cab Defects in New York - NYTimes.com
    An employee of the city's Ground Transportation Bureau and a member of the board of directors at United Cabs Inc. were arrested by New Orleans police Tuesday for their roles in a scheme in which the employee allegedly took bribes in exchange for a stack of stickers certifying that taxis had passed city inspections.

    City employee, United Cab Co. official booked in alleged taxi caper: Update | NOLA.com
    A former Atlantic City inspector was indicted today for allegedly accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and accepting money or sexual favors as bribes from operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers,” Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.

    Read more: Former Atlantic City Inspector Indicted For Allegedly Taking Bribes From Taxi Cab & Massage Parlor Operators
    And so on and so forth. I feel so much safer in a cab.
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