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Lyft will only let you drive if you have a 90% acceptance rate and had done 100 rides the last 30 days

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Uberserge
1279 Rider Driver
 Posted 6 months ago

Where did the kindler gentler company go? They won’t allow driver’s earn a living unless they abide by strict guidelines. I thought we were all IC! https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/tough-rideshare-regulations-in-nyc-and-british-columbia-leave-lyft-complaining-will-uber-follow-suit

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    outlandish
    204 Rider Driver
     6 months ago

    The chain of logic really leads to this obvious conclusion.

    Uber/Lyft have increased traffic in major metro areas. To combat this, cities have to somehow limit # rideshare drivers on the road (thus the new TLC rules). In order to meet these demands, Uber/Lyft must place restrictions on drivers to ensure that they are meeting adequate utilization rates. This means drivers cannot be as independent as they have been. And yes it means many drivers simply will not be able to make a living doing this.

    Bottom line is that a completely free, unregulated transportation network like U/L have been means more traffic congestion, which cities and their residents are going to be unwilling to continue tolerating. 

    It really does seem obvious in retrospect. Maybe the medallion system had it right all along 😐 I'm joking but you get my point.

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      OP 1279 Rider Driver
       6 months ago

      By this retaliation, they're admitting that they had oversaturated the marketplace, the platform is functional and more efficient with a lower driver head count. Who decided to oversaturate the market, U/L did but the drivers pay the price.

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    alisonjgp
    108
     6 months ago

    Is that a hard acceptance rate to attain? I mean shouldn't drivers be accepting all rides?

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      OP 1279 Rider Driver
       6 months ago

      I sure hope you're joking about accepting every ride. I worked today, my acceptance rate was under 20%. Here's my numbers, it always quality over quantity.