"Because of flaws in Uber's background-checking system, 25 drivers with criminal records - including murder, child abuse, and assault - were allowed to drive for the ride-hailing service in San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by the San Francisco District Attorney's office." - Matt Weinberger, BusinessInsider, August 19, 2015. Here is the article.
If you look, walk, talk, and gawk like a business traveler in San Francisco or Los Angeles, maybe you shouldn't use Uber. Maybe it's wise to go the uncool route and hail a Yellow Cab.
That's what I am thinking to myself. I will be there on business and it seemed to be a sexy idea to tweet my ride in a Uber car. The angle would have been, hey, I'm a Baby Boomer and yet I am part of the app generation.
It further dawned on me that I would be giving off double kinds of victim vibes. Not only would I be targeted as a gawking tourist. The possible miscreants would figure that they can do an easy smackdown on an aging female.
In my iPhone I will put in the numbers of yellow cabs in both San Francisco and LA.