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How safe is using - or driving for - ride hailing companies on the Central Coast? In the wake of recent arrests of alleged Uber drivers for rape and burglary, police are urging riders to pay more attention to who shows up to drive them. 

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It’s no secret in San Luis Obispo that catching a cab can have its challenges.  In response, a number of companies are stepping in to fill what many see as a need for more reliable and affordable service.

Uber, a transportation company that allows users to track their ride via their smart phones, is one of those options.

“I think when people think of Uber, they think of a major metropolitan area. There’s major opportunity to really make a difference here,” said Andy Iro.