Uber says 107 total fatalities in 2017-2018 reported in relation to Uber app
Uber released its Safety Report, the first comprehensive publication of its kind to be issued by a company, shares details on Uber's safety progress, processes, and data related to reports of the "most critical safety incidents" on its platform. "We know most companies would not share publicly much of the information we have included here," the company said. But even though the decision to do so was hard, we have chosen to produce this report because we believe that for too long, companies have not discussed these issues publicly, particularly those relating to sexual violence. And simply put, we don't believe corporate secrecy will make anyone safer." For the purposes of the report, Uber examined data from 2017 and 2018, a time frime in which an average of over 3.1M trips took place each day in the U.S. The company claimed in the report that the "vast majority," or 99.9%, of Uber trips end without any safety-related issue at all. In terms of motor vehicle fatalities data, the company reported the following: 107 total fatalities in 2017 and 2018 across 97 fatal crashes reported in relation to the Uber app; the Uber-related motor vehicle fatality rate for 2017 was 0.59 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled; it was 0.57 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled in 2018. For both years, the Uber data is about half of the national rates. Approximately 90% of Uber-related fatal crashes occurred in urban areas; 21% of the fatalities in this report were drivers using the Uber platform; 21%were riders using the Uber platform, and the rest were third parties; 8 of the drivers and riders using the Uber platform were fatally struck while they were outside the vehicle; 30% of fatal crashes involved a pedestrian, 25% of which were drivers or riders using the Uber platform who were outside the vehicle; across 2017 and 2018, pedalcyclists were the deceased party in 2% of cases.