I never understood until recently what all the fuss over Uber was about in cities across the U.S. But now I understand it a little more than I use to thanks to a taxi driver that opened my eyes a little bit.
Most cities across the US and even abroad have rules that protect the driver and the passenger and so far Uber has been able to skip many of them. Many drivers in the U.S have video surveillance regardless if it is a rule put in place by the city, county or State they installed them anyway.
My taxi driver told me those cameras save lives and help the police to find and arrest the thugs. But they also save lives in other ways. He told me that there is a case somewhere in the U.S. that stopped a guy from selling a girl into slavery. It did so by the way the girl acted on the ride to a hotel if I remember right he picked them up at the airport. The taxi driver took the memory card to the police and asked for someone to view the footage and see if their was something going on more than just a ride to a hotel. The girl was like 15-17 and she didn't look related to the guy at all the whole ride seemed off. What the taxi driver didn't know was she was brought into the U.S to be a sex slave. She was literally stolen off the streets in her own County.
The taxi meters are a no brainier they protect both the taxi driver and the rider against abuse on both sides.
Why Uber sees no reason to have either of these for their drivers it is just crazy.