Last Week in Rideshare: Are Lyft and Uber’s Pricing Unfair?

Last week in rideshare news –  A driver shares a terrifying story of driving a mental patient around after picking him up from the hospital. In other news, a company is out to prove that Uber and Lyft’s pricing structure is unfair and also, drivers confess things they wish they knew before signing up for these apps.

This company wants to prove that Uber and Lyft pricing structure is unfair with some drivers wish they knew before they signed up for these apps. A Lyft driver recalls a terrifying ride with a mental patient. It’s this weekend rideshare news.

Hey, what’s up guys? It’s Cecily and I’m from Drive Girl Drive and I’m reporting today for this weekend rideshare news. A Lyft driver shares a horrible tale with an encounter he had with a mental patient last week. The drivers stated that he received a request from a hospital and that a nurse escorted a patient out to the car. He said as he drove, he realized that the rider was talking to himself and answering. He said that he was terrified and he did not want to engage the rider because he wasn’t sure if the guy would get angry or whatnot. He was commissioned to carry the guy from Richmond to Newport News, which is about an 80 mile ride and he said he was terrified the whole time.

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This should be a few questions on that app. Hey, are you an employee? Is this person a passenger? If they’re a passenger, is this person a risk to himself? All this?

He also mentioned that he was a scheduled ride and did not understand why the nurse or anyone, anyone at the hospital didn’t explain to him that this guy was a mental patient. Now HIPAA privacy laws actually protect patients and prevent people from sharing your medical history. That’s why the hospital didn’t share this man’s condition with the driver. However, the driver did feel that he should have been given the opportunity if this person was ill or needing some sort of psychiatric care that he should’ve gotten the opportunity to make that choice. My question for you guys is what would you do in this situation if you were picking up a patient at a facility, a hospital or whatnot, and was commissioned to take them to somewhere else and that person started talking to themselves, what would you do? It’d be easy to make fun of this and that sort of thing, but this is a kind of question I think that many people may have to deal with and we need to have some things in place in case you are with someone who is not functioning mentally at their capacity and what will you do to stay safe and to make sure that nothing bad happens to you. How about that?

We Think Uber and Lyft’s New Surge Fares Screw Drivers and Riders. Help Us Prove It.

Transportation website Jalopnik thinks that Uber and Lyft surge pricing is unfair and they need your help to prove it. The media outlet is requesting for ride share drivers to upload their fair receipts, Eats in an effort to investigate what they believe to be an unfair pricing structure. Using a quick form, drivers can upload receipts, drivers can anonymously submit fares, including how much the rider paid, how much the driver got paid, and how much the company pocketed. If you’re interested in contributing, go to http://fares.jalopnik.com/ and if you’re curious about privacy, they have a link to that as well. The Business Insider is reporting what drivers wish they knew before they signed up for the apps. I know that this is a topic that’s probably more so for newbies, but I’m sure that the OGS will get a kick out of it and hopefully you guys will contribute the things that you wish you knew as well.

The first being vehicle damage can add up very quickly. Riders will take their time. Figuring out a schedule that works for you. Know your numbers. Knowing cost per ride is very effective. Going to the restroom ain’t always in taxes can be complicated. It’s a lonely job and not all riders know the rules, nor do they care. If you guys have some things to add to this list, please leave those in the comments.

Mind you, no one’s ever going to call you and give you their debit card information and pretend to be from these companies. If that conversation happens, just hang up the phone and don’t deal with those people. But on the flip, riders are getting in cars and asking you to use your phone and putting their debit card information in there and cashing out to themselves. And in some cases you make it your money back and some cases you may not.

And so I would strongly suggest that anybody talks to you about putting in their debit card information. It’s a fight out no, hang up the phone, it’s a done deal. If anybody asked to use your phone while in your car, you need to say in the politely declined and or if you want to need to call somebody or something like that, then you need to put that person made the call, put it on speaker or just say you can’t do it at all. I would probably opt to not do it at all because it just prolongs the whole time, the ride and everything. And it’s like how did you come in the first place? And if you need to charge your phone, I can charge it for you. Otherwise I can’t help you. You should have figured that out on your own. Let me know what your thoughts are. In the comments.

Lyft driver recalls terrifying hour-long ride with released hospital patient.

I don’t know if you guys have seen this video, but it’s still remarkable to me that she would actually put this guy’s debit card information into her app and cash out. I don’t know. My final story is more of a highlight of something that happened to another driver this past week. I saw a video where a driver was scammed by a passenger. The passenger pretended to be Lyft called her and basically said that she won $100. And then he talked her into putting his debit card information, into her Lyft app, and then she transferred all her money to him.

I’m not sure why she did that, but that video is here below. And I think most of the people watching here would probably agree that that’s not something that you would fall for. However, when you are in desperate need of money and you are trying to hit a goal, your boundaries might be a little bit more pliable than not. And also I wanted to highlight that there are a ton of cash out scams going on across the country, not only with potential, you know, riders who are pretending to be Uber and Lyft officials.

Thinking that she was going to get an additional $400. I don’t know. All right.

Uber and Lyft drivers reveal what they wish they knew before signing up to work for the apps.

So the rider was talking to himself and answering, he said that he was terrified and he did not want to engage the rider because he wasn’t sure if the guy would get angry or whatnot. He was commissioned to carry the guy from Richmond to Newport News, which is about an 80 mile ride and he said he was terrified the whole time. He also mentioned that it was a scheduled ride and did not understand why the nurse or anyone, anyone at the hospital didn’t explain to him that this guy was a mental patient. Now HIPAA privacy laws actually protect patients and prevent people from sharing your medical history with other people. That’s why the hospital didn’t share this man’s condition with the driver. However, the driver did feel that he should have been given the opportunity if this person was ill or needing some sort of psychiatric care that he should’ve gotten the opportunity to make that choice. My question for you guys is what would you do in this situation if you were picking up a patient at a facility, a hospital or whatnot, and was commissioned to take them to somewhere else? And that person started talking to themselves, what would you do? Um, it’d be easy, easy to make fun of this and that sort of thing. But this is a kind of question I think that many people will, um, may have to deal with. And we need to know, we need to have some things in place in case you are with someone who is not functioning mentally at their capacity. And what will you do to stay safe and what would can you do to make sure that you don’t, nothing bad happens to, how about that?

Trying to be politically correct. Let me know in the comments that I have this week. If you like this video, give me a thumbs up. If you’re not a subscriber to this channel, please do so. There’s a lot of tips and resources that Harry has to offer you. If you’re curious about me, who I am, my name is Cecily and my channel’s called Drive Girl Drive. And you can find me on Facebook and on Youtube at my own Youtube channel there as well. And as always, have a safe week. Talk to you soon. Bye!

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