Shocking Taxi & Ride Sharing Accident Stats & Facts The Powell Law Firm (2017)
Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #1 Crash rates have greatly increased as cab driver incomes have gone down due to recession.
Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #2 Taxi passengers are much less likely to buckle up than they would be in other vehicles.
Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #3 When riding in taxis, most children are not restrained, increasing likelihood of injury.
Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #4 On an average day, two percent of cab drivers work more than 15 hours, which raises the odds of an accident.
Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #5 Drivers on their phone are 23 times more likely than others to suffer from a vehicle accident â&#x20AC;&#x201C; yet virtually all of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taxi drivers use mobile phones or other GPS systems to navigate. www.paulpowell.com
Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #6 60% of taxi rides in a 2014 study included at least one traffic violation.
Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #7 A recent report indicated that most taxi managers will overlook dangerous â&#x20AC;&#x153;long-haulingâ&#x20AC;? practices to meet revenue quotas.
Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #8 Last year, Uber faced 50 federal lawsuits, many related to driving and safety issues.
The End Click here for further information about taxi and ride sharing accidents. Contact The Powell Law Firm if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been involved in this type of accident to learn about your legal options.