GetTaxi, a free app that lets users order a taxi directly from a smartphone, now requires its drivers to wait until female customers safely enter their destination — and shut the door — before leaving.
"We created this policy to allow our female passengers to feel even safer when taking a ride with us," GetTaxi announced on its Facebook page Friday. "No more worrying about your friends when they make their way home alone after a girls' night out!"
The app has offices in London, Moscow and Tel Aviv, and will soon launch in New York. It is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.