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What America Needs to Learn from the Attacked Uber Driver

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It’s a scary concept, letting strangers into your car and driving them to places unknown, but thousands of cab and Uber drivers across the world do it every day.

It seems that ridesharing and even “homesharing” or couch surfing is the way to travel these days, especially for young people or those on a budget, but with a surge in the popularity of these way intimate ways to get around, there naturally comes a new and heightened risk of danger.

In fact, there are comprehensive lists online of reported Uber incidents, such as alleged kidnappings and assaults. As it so happens, however, most of these negative experiences focus on when the driver was the perpetrator. So what happens when the danger isn’t behind the wheel, but lurking in the back seat?

Edward Caban, a former Uber driver who was recently in the news after being attacked on Halloween weekend, is bringing that new side of the story to light.