Professional Drivers Should Not become vigilantes and Take The Law In their Own Hands!
So this past weekend we went to see a movie “The Equalizer 2”. Not only were we shocked, we were also terrified. What If every driver thought that their job is not only to provide a safe ride but also to be someone who can take the law in their own hands, regardless of the intentions. The way this movie glamorized its main character as a Lyft driver who takes the law into his own hands; sends a completely wrong message. What if drivers really start thinking it’s ok to be like the main character of the movie?
“SafeRides.org uses the newly released movie ‘The Equalizer 2’ to educate drivers.
As in most vigilante ordeals, one has to make decisions based on life or death. ‘The Equalizer 2’ film features Robert McCall as a Lyft driver in Boston. He is a vigilante driver who rescues people, although unable to maintain the plot from crashing. In a montage, you can see some riders are using Robert’s services to move around the state. In one of the scenes, a battered lady who is deposited into his car by a group of partying men. Robert takes the injured lady to the hospital and goes back to exact justice. All of the men behind the ordeal are incapacitated apart from one, who gets a demand from the driver to give him a five-star rating on Lyft.
The driver’s character brings tension. The film portrays a violent and a tension-filled journey. As you watch the movie, you will experience a thrilling struggle due to McCall’s speeding Lyft, a ride-sharing vehicle. On the other hand, most understand his moral code and efficiency at helping the helpless but taking the law in his own hands and dispensing justice does not make sense. He is a vigilante, however good; he operates outside the law. This same scenario is similar to fictional superheroes, but in this case, we have a real person (Robert McCall) executing it. From this film, you will realize choices have consequences. If the ride-sharing driver makes terrible choices that harm people, he will face retributive justice. You can tell he gets no joy out of dispensing what he feels is right. Robert McCall is brave and unflinching in his determination to see that
justice is served for the oppressed and exploited, but how deep will he get himself for his loved ones?
Real Life Vigilante Cases in Ride-sharing Vehicles
If you are in Sydney, Australia and happen to request for an Uber at night, you might be picked up by a Batman driver. Syed Yaquob is a vigilante, superhero and Uber driver who dresses like Batman. He explains that the reason behind the Batman theme is to ensure his riders get home safe and protect them from the Joker, Bane and everyone else. He says no else can protect them expect Batman because the police lack the resources. Syed’s Bat-mobile of choice is a black Mitsubishi Lancer features LED-lit doors with a symbol of the bat. On the roof, the car has a Batman projection, Batman
stickers and playing tunes from Batman film soundtracks. Many times his costume has caused concern, and most people freak out.
SafeRides.org’s Take on Vigilante Drivers
SafeRides strongly disagrees with the theme of the film; ‘The Equalizer 2’ and any other form of incitement, which may promote vigilante behavior to ride-sharing drivers, passengers or citizens all over the world. There is a very fine line between being a vigilante and being a criminal. At some point, vigilantes are known to go bad and turn out to prey on the very people they claim to protect. While people endorse the work of vigilante drivers, claiming that their actions serve as a solution to promote social justice and ensure punishment for culprits of questionable behavior. It doesn’t matter your stance on the issue; SafeRides advises all drivers to bear in mind the consequences in their quest for justice. The non-profit makes sure drivers understand that the safety of their customers is the most important thing. In the process of dispensing justice, you might go to the extent of harassing, possibly injuring the wrongdoer or people around. According to the Prevention from Harassment act, you could be committing a crime.
SafeRides advocates all their drivers whether they are driving a Sedan, Van, limo, party bus or any type of vehicle to transport people; not to take the law into their hands instead they should report to the relevant authority when they come across any form of injustice against their passengers, neighbors or loved ones.
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