In order to protect its drivers, Uber has an in-app emergency button that connects the driver to the nearest 911 dispatcher. Uber discourages the carrying of firearms while working as required by the law. Though there is a no gun policy, laws in different states can challenge this ruling. However, under Uber regulation, the driver will be fired if found holding a firearm.
Uber also prohibits riders from carrying guns even in states where it is legal to carry a firearm.
Lyft, who has similar policies, released this statement: “The safety of our community is fundamental to Lyft and the incidents described are frightening. We have been in touch with the drivers involved to offer our support and will assist law eanforcement to help in any way we can.”
Uber drivers are allowed to keep cameras in their vehicles and record their trips for their own protection.