Companies can be held responsible for the condition of their cars and the drivers. Uber can't. I'm sure there are plenty of anecdotes both ways, esp depending on the cab company. But uber is a virtually unregulated public transportation service. That is just dangerous fundamentally. As competition sets in, watch the quality of Uber and all similar companies plummet. Until now they have been on a joy ride. But it won't be long until the wheels hit the road. When faced with a competitive market, they will succumb to the same problems taxi companies have. As it was where I live, the cab was fine and CHEAPER than Uber. That really surprised me. I thought the whole point of uber was that it would be less expensive. And I don't have to give the cab company complete access to my phone, camera, and personal information. The Uber app is highly invasive and it is foolish to install it.