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Lyft adds in-app 911 and prominent license plates to its safety tools

Jon Fingas
Lyft adds in-app 911 and prominent license plates to its safety tools

Lyft is joining Uber in responding to the death of a college student with improved safety features. This should be available in the "coming weeks." Lyft will also require feedback for any rating under four stars, so it should be clearer when a driver's behavior is problematic. The updates come just over a month after Lyft promised continuous background checks, and just under two months after the fatal incident that appears to have prompted reforms.