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Michigan Uber driver pleads guilty of killing 6 strangers between rides. Should the ride-hailing services review their recruitment policies?

screenshot from CNN on Youtube Kalamazoo Uber passenger describes terrifying ride

Recently, Jason Dalton, who was charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday in Michigan. According to media reports, he answered “yes” to a series of questions, admitting that he shot eight people at three locations in the Kalamazoo area in 2016. Four women, a man, and a 17-year-old boy were killed.

Some media analysts believe that Jason Dalton is an exception, a man with mental issues, therefore, his actions should not be based to label the whole ride-hailing experienced as flawed and insecure. Whereas, others argued that thousands of incidents are reported every year, where the ride-hailing driver was guilty of taking inadequate and possibly deadly actions.

This scenario instigated a debate across social media channels regarding whether The ride-hailing/sharing services should review their recruitment policies?

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Written by Darren Silverman

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