Is Uber’s focus on the future (driverless cars) just a distraction – or could it really happen? In this roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers Uber’s future plans, plus the rise of political challenger Shannon Liss-Riordan, and a discussion of Uber’s new suite of changes.
Rideshare insurance is the bane of many drivers’ existences, but what if rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft made it easier to navigate and get? It turns out, Lyft is piloting a new program to test this out. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur covers a new program between Lyft and Geico aimed at giving drivers cheaper access to rideshare insurance.
I don’t know how I did not know about this, but I am now getting paid by Lyft to use Geico rideshare insurance. I recently purchased a badass 2017 black Honda Accord Hybrid, and the first thing I did was to get it insured with a personal auto insurance policy.
The premium was $175 per month for a $500 deductible. A day later, I contacted Geico and requested a quote for rideshare insurance with the same coverage and a $500 deductible. This is when things got very interesting.
Tired of driving for Uber and Lyft and want to try something that doesn’t involve shuttling around people? You might be interested in Caviar, a food delivery service. Senior RSG contributor Dash Bridges shares what it’s like to become a Caviar courier, from the sign up process to the payouts.
In the past couple of years I’ve tried a variety of different delivery services, including DoorDash, Postmates, Instacart, Uber Eats, and Eaze. Like finding hair ties in my daughters’ bedroom, there’s always more. This month the RSG suggested I try another delivery service, Caviar and become a Caviar courier.
Interested in driving delivery? Make sure to check out all of our delivery sign up bonuses before you get started!
It’s no surprise to drivers that Uber and Lyft have some significant gaps when it comes to safety, particularly driver safety. But are there ways to make drivers (and passengers) safer? RSG contributor Paula Gibbins outlines three solutions to solve Uber and Lyft’s safety issues below.
As a driver and as a passenger of any rideshare service, safety is always a concern and something in the forefront of people’s minds. It’s especially true now with safety issues such as Samantha Josephson, who was killed after accidentally getting into the wrong vehicle. The accused killer posed as her Uber driver.
Other safety issues have long been a concern. There are several cases where passengers have assaulted drivers. Some of these instances have also occurred even when the driver has a dash cam that is sure to catch the act. Yet this hasn’t stopped people from attacking their drivers.
Ridesharing is a wonderful service that has filled in a gap in transportation options. And while the majority of rides go off without a hitch, there are always those bad apples on both sides that can ruin it for everyone.
So, what can be done to keep both drivers and passengers safe?
In this episode, we’re going to take a deep dive into the world of rideshare driving with a driver in Los Angeles. If you’ve ever wanted to learn what a day in the life looks like for a high-earning ($30-35/hr) driver (and get his tips!), this is the episode for you.
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