Do not commit fraud when canceling because of an unaccompanied minor

Unaccompanied Minors has been a hot-button issue with many YouTube Uber and Lyft drivers. The YouTube channel Dustin is Driving published a video entitled, “Uber-This Is What Happens When Unaccompanied Minors Try To Scam Drivers For A Ride.” It features a video from Dave the Uber Slave, another Uber driver who makes YouTube videos. Just how does … Continue reading “Do not commit fraud when canceling because of an unaccompanied minor”

The confusion about unaccompanied minors on Uber

Uber does not allow people younger than 18 to sign up for or have an Uber account. This is what Uber says: A rider must be at least 18 years of age to have an Uber account and request rides. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older on … Continue reading “The confusion about unaccompanied minors on Uber”

It is a dangerous time to be a Lyft or Uber driver

Lyft driver 39-year-old Kristina Howato was dropping off 20-year-old Fabian Durazo at his destination when he began stabbing her. She was able to exit her vehicle, but Durazo followed her and continued to stab her. She was taken to the hospital where she and her unborn child were pronounced dead. Durazo fled the scene in her vehicle. … Continue reading “It is a dangerous time to be a Lyft or Uber driver”

Lyft changes driver pay rates for Western Maryland

Lyft announced last week that they are adjusting the Western Maryland driver pay rates. They were increasing the per minute amount by 65 percent and decreasing the per mile amount by 16 percent. Without even doing the math, I approved of these new driver pay rates. I’ve always believed the per minute amount was far … Continue reading “Lyft changes driver pay rates for Western Maryland”

What to do when a Lyft passenger does not have a car seat for their child

If you drive for Lyft, I’m sure you’ve found yourself in the following situation: you arrive at the passenger’s location only to find out they have a small child, but they don’t have a car seat. Lyft requires passengers with small children to have a proper car seat. From Lyft’s Help Center, under Children (17 and younger): … Continue reading “What to do when a Lyft passenger does not have a car seat for their child”