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5 Common Myths About Lyft and Uber Rideshare Services

Published on Aug 9, 2018 at 6:39 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

With the popularity of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft increasing, it’s important to understand how these companies work so you can benefit from the service they provide. Media coverage has a lot to say about these companies, and not everything you hear is true. Below you’ll find some of the most common myths about Lyft and Uber, and where they fall on the true or false scale.

Myth #1: Lyft and Uber drivers don’t do perform background checks on their drivers.

Before you can drive for Lyft or Uber, they’ll want you full name, birthdate, Social Security number, driver’s license number, car insurance information, and proof that your vehicle is inspected and safe.

Both companies use this information to perform background checks; however, the checks might not be as comprehensive as they could be. Both companies use third-party screening to perform background checks. Uber uses Checkr and Lyft uses Sterling BackCheck. While both of these checks comply with state and federal standards, FBI backgrounds check may contain more information.

Putting an End to Incidents Caused by Fake/Imposter Uber and Lyft Drivers

Published on Jul 24, 2018 at 4:39 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

Rideshare companies have been facing several issues lately. There have been reported incidences of sexual assault from drivers, discrimination, the hiring and training process, and keeping records of these events. But there’s also another major issue: driver imposters.

People are posing as drivers for major rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft and scamming people by having them swipe their credit cards before they get to their destination. The people being scammed are paying much more than what they would with the regulated companies. It’s also terrifying to think they were in a car with a stranger who wasn’t verified by these companies at all.

How Can Lyft Better Protect its Riders?

Published on Jul 12, 2018 at 12:43 pm in Lyft Accidents.

On-demand transportation provides a simple convenience for people in need of a ride. Whether you forgot your umbrella and need a ride home from work in the rain or are going out with friends and plan on drinking, services like Lyft strive to get you from point A to point B as efficiently and safely as possible. But with national news of assaults, accidents, and even deaths while using rideshare companies, there must be more Lyft can do to protect riders.

Lyft Accidents and Incidents

In 2017, over 40 incidents were reported by riders using Lyft. These numbers are of incidents related specifically to Lyft. Uber and other ridesharing services are not included.

There were two deaths, seven alleged assaults, 13 alleged sexual assaults, two kidnappings, one report of a felon driving for Lyft, four reports of imposter drivers, and an unknown number of miscellaneous reports.

Ways to Prevent an Accident While Riding in an Uber Car

Published on Jun 29, 2018 at 4:26 pm in Uber Accidents.


Ridesharing services like Uber can provide quick and reliable transportation when you need it the most. Uber is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone; however, accidents do and have happened. As a passenger, you may not think you can do a whole lot to prevent or avoid an accident in an Uber; but if you take into consideration the tips below, you’ll be aiding in the prevention of any possible wrecks.

Check Out the Driver Beforehand. Often times, you can find multiple drivers available to take you from one location to the next. It’s a good idea to check out past reviews and experiences before choosing a driver. Select the one you’re most comfortable with.

California Ruling Puts Pressure on Uber and Lyft to Change How They Treat Drivers

Published on Jun 14, 2018 at 12:24 pm in News.

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are making a big impact on major cities and suburbs. They provide an easy and safe way for people to get to their locations. With such a large demand, the rideshare companies need to have drivers to support their users. The companies call them independent contractors, but the drivers are pushing for something more that will improve their status and benefits.

What’s Changing for Rideshare Company Workers?

There was a recent court ruling that’s going to affect companies that want to keep their workers as independent contractors.

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