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Handling Dicey Areas

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lilly
979 Rider Guru
 Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

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Drivers - how do you handle driving around dicey areas? Any tips for new drivers?

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    lacy
    162 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    Reputations are not reliable. I do not mind driving in "dicey" areas here. They tend to be considered dicey because white folks do not live there. If you do not like an area though all you have to do is turn off the app, drive to a new area and then turn it back on. You can not prevent driving into the area though. 

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      DFosterG11
      185
       9 months ago

      Oh, there are dicey areas full of white people too.

      Gotta admit, I do avoid "dicey" (or high crime) areas especially night. We can pretend all we want but driving a taxi or uber is still considered a very dangerous and violence-prone job.  That's just the reality.  Why increase the risk.

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    getpulse68
    16 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    Don't drive a fancy car. I don't feel scared but I drive my old Ford Fusion, nothing special.

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    CasPer
    325 Rider
     2 years ago

    Why would drivers want to work in dicey areas?  I mean...do they make more money there?  I'd think it'd be the opposite?

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      jbauer
      391 Driver
       2 years ago

      I've always wodered this.  How does Uber and Lyft assure that there will be cars in these locations?  I just heard Lyft brag about how they've brought their average response time down to 3 minutes in Chicago.  ...but how do they make sure drivers are distributed well?

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    CTG07
    223 Rider
     2 years ago

    I always have a dash cam on just in case - you never know what might happen even in the best neighborhoods!

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      SmittenKitten
      1896 Rider
       2 years ago

      You mean like that driver with the Taco Bell executive?