Research shows drivers getting work via apps are more likely to crash or break speed limit

Uber drivers and Amazon couriers may be at a higher risk of crashing because of the demands of gig economy work, a new study suggests.

Researchers from University College London (UCL) found that 42% of drivers who picked up work through apps had damaged their vehicle in a collision at work. Nearly half (47%) admitted breaking the speed limit because of “time pressure” in their job.

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