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‘They don’t have brakes, the tyres are gone’: food delivery companies accused of bike safety failures – The Guardian

Some riders have said that their company did not check their bike or even if they could ride before approving them to work

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Food delivery companies such as Uber Eats do not check whether their delivery riders have working bikes or can even ride a bike before approving them to work, according to multiple workers.
Five delivery riders have been killed in road crashes in Australia since 27 September, an average of one every 11 days. In Sydney, Uber Eats rider Bijoy Paul was killed on Saturday, and another Uber Eats deliverer was killed on Monday.
A spokesman for Uber did not respond on Friday when asked if they knew the…

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