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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!

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Uberserge
1296 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 years, 5 months ago

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


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    momof4
    8199 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    If they offered it in my market I would definitely decline the rides in bad hoods. There are particular neighborhoods that you need a bullet proof car, full body armor, and you better be carrying (of course this is against Uber's TOS). I know Uber & Lyft would call this destination discrimination but no amount of $ is worth my life or anyone elses. In Philly someone is shot or stabbed almost everyday here. Not only is adults being murdered but kids are getting shot & killed in the crossfire. No where is 100% safe but to purposely drive in some of these hoods is suicide.   

    I wait for rides in a safe neighborhood in a WaWa parking lot. I got to know the market I drive in very well.  I can tell on a majority of my request where the destination will be by the time of day/night it is, where I am positioned, and where I am picking up from.  Unfortunately I can only tell on 40+ min trips on Uber & 30+/45+ min trips on Lyft. I like long trips but sometimes …

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    If they offered it in my market I would definitely decline the rides in bad hoods. There are particular neighborhoods that you need a bullet proof car, full body armor, and you better be carrying (of course this is against Uber's TOS). I know Uber & Lyft would call this destination discrimination but no amount of $ is worth my life or anyone elses. In Philly someone is shot or stabbed almost everyday here. Not only is adults being murdered but kids are getting shot & killed in the crossfire. No where is 100% safe but to purposely drive in some of these hoods is suicide.   

    I wait for rides in a safe neighborhood in a WaWa parking lot. I got to know the market I drive in very well.  I can tell on a majority of my request where the destination will be by the time of day/night it is, where I am positioned, and where I am picking up from.  Unfortunately I can only tell on 40+ min trips on Uber & 30+/45+ min trips on Lyft. I like long trips but sometimes I may have a 15/20 min wait time for these trips. Anytime the wait time exceeds 20 min I relocate a few miles away. During times I have a 15/20 min wait I try to do constructive things. Vacuum the car, clean/detail the inside, waterless car wash it, stretch, take a walk, read, or catch up with emails & texts, pay bills. When I get home I then have free time all my other things that keep me busy at home are done. By driving this way, looking at passenger ratings, and not picking riders up with fake names I feel safer on the road. I have 4 kids (3 are adults). I do not want them to wake up to police knocking at their door to be told their mom is dead. She took a rider to North Philly (Heroin Hub of the Eastern part of US) and was caught in the crossfire of a gun fight over drugs.

     With that being said I would definitely use that info to stay out of certain areas. I cannot blame any driver who dont want to go to those hoods. Uber & Lyft dont dont care about the drivers. They dont care if we die, where they are asking us to drive. It is against their TOS to protect ourselves. It's right there in black & white NO WEAPONS. 

    I have to ask what is CA drivers going to lose to get this info? What is the price they will pay for it? As soon as Uber sees there is any type of issue for them or the rider will they take it away?  Anything Uber or Lyft gives to benefit a driver it comes with a price tag. How high will this one be? I hope it does work out for the drivers and they dont lose anything because of it. 

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    destinyJ
    36
     2 years ago

    Do you think this will cause drivers to avoid bad neighborhoods even more? I would be interested to see stats on pick up times in poor neighborhoods and how much they increase.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      It'll take a while to get those stats but I definitely think pickup ETAs on short trips of any kind will go up tremendously unless Uber offers additional incentives to drivers like CRB or quests to take them on

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    bobshmob
    58 Driver Driver
     2 years ago

    I worry you are right though that they will do something to counter act this like lowering rates even further.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Thanks for reading the article, share with other drivers you may know

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    chocolove
    71 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    This is pretty awesome, I hope the rest of the country takes notice and forces Uber to expand this.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1296 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Please read the article and pass it on, thank you

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    MattC
    54 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    It is great they are doing this but I think an increase in what we are paid per mile and per minute would be a better Christmas gift. 

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    Bigfrank
    447 Rider Driver Driver
     2 years ago

    App driver's have no medallions so they have a right to accept or not accept a job