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Lyft adding panic button so riders can dial 911 from app

Lyft adding panic button so riders can dial 911 from app Photo: MGN Online.

May 21, 2019 12:38 PM

(WHEC) — Ride-hailing company Lyft announced several new initiatives Tuesday in an effort to enhance the safety of its passengers. 

The company is adding an in-app panic button for riders who need to call 911.

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Other changes include an enlarged version of the driver’s license plate number in the app, which is an effort to prevent passengers from getting in the wrong vehicle. 

The changes come a month after a University of South Carolina student was killed allegedly by a man posing as her Uber driver.

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