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Is Uber Safe? According to Uber, No.

Posted by lilly on December 6, 2019

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 3,0... Read more

What is a Lyft Pink Membership?

Posted by lilly on December 5, 2019

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 ... Read more

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

Posted by Sergio on December 4, 2019

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 ... Read more

How to book an Ola car for your friend

Posted by felicia on December 3, 2019

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:Open up your Ola appEnter in y... Read more

Lyft’s Car Seat Mode in NYC

Posted by bekah on December 2, 2019

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 ... Read more

Everything You Need to Know about Autonomous Vehicles going into 2020

Posted by Sergio on November 29, 2019

What are driverless (autonomous) cars?Self-driving vehicles are cars or trucks in which human drivers are never required to take control to safely operate the vehicle. Also known as autonomous or “driverless” cars, they combine sensors and software to control, navigate, and drive the ... Read more

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How can I specify a female driver?

Posted by Anonymous on March 7, 2017

Christmas came early for drivers in CA, Uber will show pick-up and drop off address of passenger and much more before accepting the ride!

Posted by Uberserge on December 4, 2019

It is about time, we are getting what we asked for a decade!

https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/drivers-are-finally-getting-what-they-want-is-uber-relenting-to-the-ca-ab5-law


Wow. Uber Hub has separate bathrooms for "drivers" and "employees"

Posted by jphorseshoeluck on December 5, 2019

Shows just how 2nd class they view their drivers. unreal.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wjwwqw/uber-office-had-separate-bathrooms-for-drivers-and-employees

Ride cost

Posted by mikecarnut on December 7, 2019

I need a ride for two people.  Is the ride cost quoted per person?

Rideshare Driver Questionnaire

Posted by Rosshy111 on December 7, 2019

Hi. My name is Ross. I’m a rideshare driver and a student. I’m researching how rideshare drivers navigate breaks. Immediately after I began driving for Uber and Lyft, I realized how difficult it can be to take a break, especially when I needed a bathroom. I’m looking for a way ...

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

My hubby is a rideshare driver and I HATE it

Posted by kaypoli on October 24, 2019

Hello!

I really wish to get some help here!!

The problem is, my husband is a rideshare driver in Boston Massachusetts, and honestly since he started working as a rideshare our marriage is going down hill and honestly I can see our marriage getting to an end. I’ll explain!
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Drivers rejoice, Uber is relenting to AB5, every piece of information will be on the ping screen, we decide which ride to take or not!

Posted by Uberserge on December 4, 2019

This is a major win for the drivers, but knowing Uber, what will it cost us? Lower rates? No more DF? but for now, enjoy it!

https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/drivers-are-finally-getting-what-they-want-is-uber-relenting-to-the-ca-ab5-law

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