POLL CONTEXT: VIDEO: WHICH IS SAFER, UBER OR A TAXI? The deadly shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, raises anew a question that has dogged Uber and other taxi competitors: Their rides may be cheaper and more convenient than a cab, but are they as safe? It’s not just whether Uber’s part-time drivers are better (or worse) behind the wheel. It’s whether passengers are more likely to be assaulted, kidnapped or raped by an Uber driver than a cabbie. What do you think?