How old do you have to be to use Uber?
I know a lot of parents like to joke that once their kids start getting older, a big part of their job becomes transportation. There is no shortage of soccer practices, rehearsals and pick-ups and that’s just one of the reasons why we’ve seen a huge uptick in requests for minors over the past year. But Uber and even Lyft’s policies might surprise you when it comes to picking up minors. Today we take a look at those policies and what drivers need to know in order to protect themselves.
This is a subject I never really gave much thought to until recently. I am a father of two. I am a pretty boring suburbanite dad and husband. The type no one would even think twice about giving their kids a ride. So when I see kids get in my car, if anything, I am relieved they got me as a driver. But should kids be requesting rides for themselves? Can adults request rides for their kids? What is our responsibility as drivers on this topic? These are some of the questions we will be addressing.
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Age Requirements for Uber Riders
Before we discuss what we should do as drivers, lets look at what the terms and conditions are for the riders. If you didn’t know this (I didn’t until I researched it), don’t be surprised. The rules are actually different for each company: [Read more…]