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Back-seat passengers in Uber, Lyft, ride-hailing vehicles face germs
May 13, 2019

From USA Today:

It's second nature: When your Uber or Lyft pulls up, you hop in the back seat.

Sure, you check that the license plate and driver photo match what's on the app. But should you also pull out hand sanitizer and sit up front to be safer?

Maybe you should, research shows.

Concerns about cleanliness and the dangers of sitting in the back could give you pause the next time your ride rolls up to the curb.

Experts say that riding in the back seat of a ride-hailing vehicle is germier than a toilet seat and potentially more dangerous than sitting in front.

As millions of Americans embrace ride-hailing apps – and Uber gets ready to become a publicly traded company – the health and safety risks of back-seat riding are becoming clearer.

Continue reading at USA Today...

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