Stepping up safety: Lyft to add panic button for riders

Concerns over safety during ridesharing trips has Lyft increasing its safety measures.

Lyft is adding an in-app panic button for riders who need to call 9-1-1.

The rideshare giant also plans to include an enlarged version of a driver's license plate number in the app, in hopes to prevent passengers from getting into the wrong vehicle.

The new safety feature additions come weeks after a University of South Carolina student was murdered by someone posing as a rideshare driver.

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