Safer Taxis via Female-only Uber
USA – Uber may have revolutionized the taxi industry, but women often feel unsafe using the service. Michael Pelletz, a former Uber driver, decided to take action and stand up for women. He created the company SafeHer, which is a ride-sharing app for women only. Pelletz created the company after experiencing an unsettling journey one night and was inspired to create a rideshare company that prioritized safety.
SafeHer prides itself on hiring female drivers who pass thorough background checks. Only women and boys under the age of 13 are allowed as passengers, and, before a drive, both the passenger and driver will receive a safe word within the app to ensure they are in the correct vehicle. SafeHer also donates a percentage of every fare to a charity (supporting women, children, and/or families) selected by the passenger.