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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.

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Source: www.schallerconsult.com/taxi/safercabs.pdf


Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #2 Taxi passengers are much less likely to buckle up than they would be in other vehicles.

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Source: www.psychologicalscience.org/news/motr/why-people-buckle-up-in-cars-but-not-in-cabs.html


Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #3 When riding in taxis, most children are not restrained, increasing likelihood of injury.

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Source: www.medicalxpress.com/news/2016-04-exempt-passenger-restraint-laws-taxis.html


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.

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Source: www.wsj.com/articles/fatigue-factor-in-taxi-drivers-gets-a-hard-look-1457316891


Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #5 Drivers on their phone are 23 times more likely than others to suffer from a vehicle accident – yet virtually all of today’s taxi drivers use mobile phones or other GPS systems to navigate. www.paulpowell.com

Source: www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/technology/28texting.html


Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #6 60% of taxi rides in a 2014 study included at least one traffic violation.

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Source: www.zendrive.com/references/taxi-rideshare-12-2014/


Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #7 A recent report indicated that most taxi managers will overlook dangerous “long-hauling� practices to meet revenue quotas.

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Source: www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-cabdrivers-warn-12-hour-shifts-exact-toll


Shocking Taxi Accident Stats & Facts #8 Last year, Uber faced 50 federal lawsuits, many related to driving and safety issues.

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Source: www.fusion.net/story/257423/everyone-is-suing-uber/


The End Click here for further information about taxi and ride sharing accidents. Contact The Powell Law Firm if you’ve been involved in this type of accident to learn about your legal options.

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Shocking taxi accident stats & facts  

Don't jump into your next taxi or Uber without reading these shocking taxi and ridesharing statistics. Provided by The Powell Law Firm

Shocking taxi accident stats & facts  

Don't jump into your next taxi or Uber without reading these shocking taxi and ridesharing statistics. Provided by The Powell Law Firm

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