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Driving in other cities. (Can I drive in another state or city to pick up passengers?)

Posted by PaulaCristina on July 4, 2017

Are there any ride share apps that allow me to use them in other locations while traveling?  I want a truly mobile income and to be able to travel.

Calling all full-time drivers - how much would you be willing to pay for an income protection solution?

Posted by c_squared on May 19, 2020

Hi everyone,

I'm doing some research on a somewhat novel income protection product called a bread fund (or Broodfond in the Netherlands where it originated).  A bread fund works like this: A group of typically 20-50 self-employed people create a fund, make monthly payments into it, and then the fund ...

As a driver, have you kicked out a passenger? Ended a ride early mid-trip?

Posted by WWBlueStuff on April 29, 2018

Please do share. Remember when some dude died after getting kicked off Lyft?  I can't help it to think he did something to be kicked out, you know? 

Lyft Passenger Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Freeway After Driver Demands He Exits Vehicle
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Lyft-Passenger-Killed-in-Fatal-Hit-and-Run-on-Freeway-473302203.html

Can I ask my Uber driver to NOT record me with his webcam? If I do not want to be recorded, shouldn't I be able to request that?

Posted by NancyStride on August 21, 2018

Even calling into a customer service call (at a bank or whatever), we have the choice of asking not to be recorded.  What about with rideshares like Uber and Lyft?

I understand that the car is a private property, and drivers have the rights to record inside their cabin.  However, ...

How Uber became a big brand over few years?

Posted by bala on May 22, 2020

When I hear the brand name is Uber truly unaware of this brand and their offering. After few years, when I was planning to book a taxi, I searched & I got Uber. And people have been started referring or telling their offers and experience. Now, what I feel is ...

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