Author’s note: This article discusses sexual assault.
Council members of New York City observed an increase in rape cases inside the vehicles that are transporting people from one place to another, as shown by NYPD statistics. However, they’re hoping to do something about it.
A proposed bill would help to not only raise awareness, but force cab and limousine drivers to go through sexual assault prevention training, as well as receive training for sex-trafficking prevention.
Currently this bill is being heard by a committee, and I can’t see a downside to it being passed. Safety measures should be taken against sexual assault and sex trafficking. If this passes, hopefully many other cities—and eventually states—will do the same.