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What are the Safety, Physical and Mental health issues of being a rideshare driver?

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Uberserge
1296 Rider Driver
 Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Car value depreciation is a small part of what Uber and Lyft drivers endure. What are the risks the drivers face when it comes to their physical and mental health?

https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/safety-physical-mental-health-risks-of-being-an-uber-lyft-driver

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    momof4
    8199 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

     Hate using public bathrooms. One thing I've learned is 95% of people who use public restroom do not wash their hands. That in itself can make you sick if you use public restrooms. Always wash your hands thoroughly as many people do not.  I dont drink enough so struggle with dehydration quite frequently. Which can cause kidney stones which I've had 2X in past year. Neck pain, back pain although I have pre existing conditions. I've learned to stretch before I head out and frequently between rides. Blood clots are a definite possibility especially if not active when not driving. Best to get out of car and move around between trips if possible. Taking an 81mg Aspirin isnt a bad idea either. Please check with your doctor before doing so. Spray or wipe your car down with Lysol or equivalent especially if you put your family in the car you drive for rideshare. Some people's hygiene is absolutely disgusting. I keep outside vents on upfront to let fresh air in weathe…

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     Hate using public bathrooms. One thing I've learned is 95% of people who use public restroom do not wash their hands. That in itself can make you sick if you use public restrooms. Always wash your hands thoroughly as many people do not.  I dont drink enough so struggle with dehydration quite frequently. Which can cause kidney stones which I've had 2X in past year. Neck pain, back pain although I have pre existing conditions. I've learned to stretch before I head out and frequently between rides. Blood clots are a definite possibility especially if not active when not driving. Best to get out of car and move around between trips if possible. Taking an 81mg Aspirin isnt a bad idea either. Please check with your doctor before doing so. Spray or wipe your car down with Lysol or equivalent especially if you put your family in the car you drive for rideshare. Some people's hygiene is absolutely disgusting. I keep outside vents on upfront to let fresh air in weather permitting. My riders can control their temp in the back. I try to air car out between riders. This year using a car humidifier as the dry forced air kills my nose & throat. 

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    Fishman
    3 Driver
     3 years ago

    Watch for DVT and PE. I was affected last year after about 8 months of doing Uber. Keep yourself well hydrated, watch for the signs, wear compression socks if your worried. In hindsight, I probably had an earlier PE that was undiagnosed. I’m lucky. The second one put me in hospital and has affected me for several months. I’m now on blood thinners for life. I’d give my feedback to Uber, but there doesn’t appear to be anywhere in the app to do that. 

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      momof4
      8199 Rider Driver
       3 years ago  (edited 3 years ago)

      Fishman, there is an area you can put feedback in. Dont know if they actually read it but you never know. I have sent some suggestions that they now use. I assume they had the same idea or maybe multiple people sent in same ideas. I know they didnt just listen to my feedback and implement the suggestions:)

      Go to your app click on profile pic 

      click on help (top right corner) assuming our apps are similar. 

      Scroll down to all topics 

      Click on "Feedback about the app"

      Click continue

      There are pre selected choices to choose from. I assume "safety" would be the closest thing to your issue.

      Click continue its there that you can actually text what you want to say about the subject.