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Read how a Grandma is working as taxi driver to ensure women's safety

Mon, 22 Aug, 2016
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Kathy Raydings is on a mission- to make sure young women get home safely.

In hopes of preventing sexual assaults,"Grandma Uber" has been an Uber driver for about seven months, picking up hundreds of male and female passengers weekly.

"I needed to find a way to work for myself, doing something that I enjoyed," Raydings told ABC News.

The Australian native decided to become an Uber driver and discovered a newfound joy in her job -- ensuring young women's safety.

"It's every young woman's right to have fun, be young and enjoy life. This should be possible for them without the risk of deviant, ill-intentioned drivers taking advantage of their youth and intoxicated state in a negative way," said Raydings.

Raydings added that she's heard "so many horrendous stories of young women suffering sexual assault when all they are trying to finish their night, be sensible and go home to their parents. It's my calling to get them home."

Raydings said she feels "totally proud" to take care of her passengers.

"I go to bed at night knowing that I am making some small, positive difference in these girls' lives," she added, "and it's the best feeling in the whole world."

Raydings said she hopes to expand Grandma Uber "all over Australia...Article Source......waaytv

 

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