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Lyft says absolutely "no weapons", but isn't that a bit vague? Can I bring a Swiss Army Knife?

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JBurd
183 Rider
 Posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

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    HerbMercedez
    20
     8 months ago

    Lyft's help site says this:

    At a minimum, a "weapon" includes any form of firearm. There are many items that could be considered weapons besides firearms, such as handguns, stun guns, explosives, knives, sling shots and tasers. Lyft reserves sole judgment on what else may constitute a "weapon."  If you have any questions about whether various items could be considered a "weapon" under this policy, please contact Lyft Support before bringing any questionable items onto Lyft property. 

    https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/articles/115012923127#weapons

    So, basically anything.

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      DimSumUng
      121
       8 months ago

      So, basically everythng.

      It's ambiguous at the same time they list a bunch of stuff that ironically confuses the situation. What about pepper sptray?  What about forks?

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    DDominico69
    159 Driver
     8 months ago

    My car is my property.  Inside it is a private property. You have no say in what I can have, and please leave me alone.

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      CrazyCrayons
      140
       8 months ago

      not entirely true, but I get your sentiment.

      You can't have bombs while parked next to a building.  You can't have illegal substance.  and when there are others in it, say like a person, you can't just automatically do anything you want. 

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    ChatswickFan
    230
     8 months ago

    Some woman got deactivated because of this.  

    See?  problem #1.  Lyft cannot enforce people carrying it.  Riders nor drivers. 

    Problem #2? The drivers have to defend themselves.

    i just posted this;

    https://ride.guru/lounge/p/how-else-do-i-defend-myself-female-lyft-driver-slams-the-car-company-for-deactivating-her-account-after-she-threatened-a-passenger-with-mace-when-he-masturbated-in-her-car

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    CaptainOlimar
    185
     8 months ago

    The reason it's under their "community guidelines" because it isn't legal for them to enfore this rule on the drivers and potentially riders.  The drivers are independent contractors in their own vehicles, and they should be able to carry whatever they like and what the law allows.  

    Of course, Lyft can make up any rules they want and they can enforce it by deactivating the offenders.  

    Carrying a Swiss Army knife is definitely illegal.  I think you would be okay.

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      DFosterG11
      177
       8 months ago

      It's not like they check or enforce it anyways.

      I'd suppose, when this becomes an issue is when something happens.  Like when a driver needs to defend him or herself and the knife is pulled.  At that point, it'll be interesting to see what side Lyft takes on the matter.