Uber adds safety fee

April 18, 2014 10:08:31 PM PDT
It's about to be a little more expensive to ride Uber. The San Francisco company is adding a "safe rides" fee of $1 for every ride.

It was just last month, the company announced a new insurance policy after a driver hit and killed 6-year-old Sofia Liu on New Year's Eve.

At that time, Uber claimed the driver wasn't covered because he didn't have a passenger in his car. But the company changed its mind after a lawsuit was filed. It now covers drivers even when they aren't carrying a fare.