Uber offering emergency hotline

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Uber is testing a new emergency hotline.

Uber in Chicago and 21 other cities will provide an 800 number for riders who feel threatened; drivers can use it, too.

Some riders in Kalamazoo, Michigan, had no emergency number to call to report the erratic behavior of driver Jason Dalton, before and during that city’s serial killing spree.

If the Uber hotline test is successful, it’ll be expanded nationwide.