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Is Uber Safe? According to Uber, No.

Posted by: Lilly Kenyon in Driver Community , Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 3 days, 2 hours ago

Yesterday, Uber released, for the first time in history, a complete safety report. The report covered all rides in the US for the full 2018 calendar year and partial 2017 calendar year. Surprisingly, or perhaps, not so surprisingly, the report disclosed that during this time period there were 3,045 sexual assaults, 9 murders, and 58 deaths due to auto-related accidents. Of the 3,045 sexual assault cases, 235 were classified as rapes. Also, interesting, is that both drivers and riders reported assaults as roughly the same rates.

What is even scarier, is that it is very likely that these numbers ...

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What is a Lyft Pink Membership?

Posted by: Lilly Kenyon in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 4 days ago

Yesterday, Lyft announced its newest membership plan, Lyft Pink. According to Lyft, Lyft Pink is “just one step in the shift from personal car ownership to having a society that views transportation as a service”.

Lyft Pink is aimed at riders who are currently using Lyft more than 2-3 times per week. Priced at $19.99 per month, Lyft Pink subscribers will save 15% on all car rides, priority airport pickups, surprise offers, relaxed cancellations, and more. Here is the complete information on each of these perks:

15% off unlimited car rides

Save on every car ride you take — anytime, ...

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Drivers are finally getting what they want! Is Uber relenting to the CA AB5 law?

Posted by: Sergio Avedian in Driver Community , Rideshare Knowledge 5 days, 3 hours ago

Christmas is coming early to all CA drivers. Uber announced today that drivers will get to see a lot more information regarding the trip request before they accept it! This is great news, as from my previous posts on Rideguru, I am not one who trusts Uber or Lyft since I have been burned so many times before by fare cuts and negative app changes. But this news really caught me off guard. I am thrilled that finally, at least in CA, drivers will be treated as true IC (Independent Contractors).

How many times have we called an electrician or ...

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How to book an Ola car for your friend

Posted by: Felicia Dodge in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 6 days, 3 hours ago

Are you looking to book an Ola Ride for your friend or family member? Here is everything you need to know in order to book your loved one a ride and make sure they arrive at their destination safely!

How to book a ride for a friend who is NOT at your current location:

  1. Open up your Ola app
  2. Enter in your friend’s current location as the pickup location.
  3. Select which service you would like to pick up your friend and then choose to either RIDE NOW or RIDE LATER.
  4. At this point, you will be asked who you are ...
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Lyft’s Car Seat Mode in NYC

Posted by: Bekah Wheeler in Rideshare Knowledge 6 days, 21 hours ago

In this article we are going to outline everything you need to know about Lyft’s car seat mode in New York City. If you are looking for information on traveling with kids and other services that provide car seats, check out this all-inclusive article on Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.

How to Request a Lyft with a Car Seat

Here’s how to request a ride in Car seat mode.

  1. Open the Lyft app and select ‘Car seat’ ride type.
  2. Set your pickup and drop-off locations, then request the ride.
  3. When the driver arrives, be sure you’re the one who secures your ...
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