This week in rideshare news: An update on the AB5 bill in California, an Uber driver unknowingly acts as a getaway driver, and Uber and Lyft move into the non-emergency transport business.
Update on AB5 bill In California
AB5 passes four to one on Wednesday and Uber driver unknowingly acts as a getaway driver and Uber and Lyft move into the non emergency transport business. It’s This Week in RideShare News.
If you haven’t heard, I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but this past Wednesday, AB5 was passed in California, the ruling makes it difficult for employees to call workers independent contractors. As you guys know, and I will read this verbatim, if the company controls or activities, if they do work central to the company’s business and if the workers do not have independent enterprises doing that work from this point, the bill will go through some revisions. It will be presented to the Senate Appropriations Committee and if passed there, it will move on to the Senate floor this fall. So it’d be interesting to see what happens in California if in fact, millions of rideshare drivers become employees. There were several rallies this past week. There were demonstrations for and against AB5 and that actually surprised me as well as a correspondent on this channel was in Sacramento and did some coverage for Uber’s rally against AB5.
Interestingly enough, there were a lot of supporters for AB5 there and vice versa for the rally for AB5 on Wednesday. If you want to check out the coverage for that event, that link is in the description below as we did an amazing job for covering what took place and getting information from both sides and so I think it’s a worth agenda more information about AB5 is also in the description. Last week we reported a story where a driver was transporting a patient from one medical facility to another. It turns out this was not an isolated incident as Lyft and Uber want to enter and then nonmedical emergency transport industry, which helps mostly low income and elderly patients attend their medical appointment. Both companies are invested in providing on demand rides to healthcare appointment. In the future we expect to see Uber and Lyft moving into this area and a lot more drivers taking over this kind of transport and the companies also slate that a pharmacy delivery service is in the works. My question to you, if Uber and Lyft were to expand more in this area, would you be interested in transporting patients to their medical appointments and or delivering pharmaceuticals? Let me know in the comments.
Uber Driver Becomes Robbery Getaway Driver
Pharmaceuticals and Uber driver in New Mexico was detained after learning that he might be an accessory to a robbery. In fact, Terry Owens was a getaway driver for a passenger that he drove around for a couple hours. And apparently the police say that this passenger arrived a Valero gas station.
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Police Officer: So you say you’re a good driver or the reason you’re detained is that person that did took the Valero rubbed the Valero.
When asked if there was anything odd about that situation? The driver, Terry said yes, when he returned to the car, he was acting weird and he had a pair of scissors in his hand. The Uber driver was detained. But let go, the passenger was arrested. This is something that I’ve actually given thought about, like at some point with someone call a Uber or Lyft to help them get away from some sort of crime they’ve committed. I’m sure that this has happened before. So I thought this was pretty hilarious. If you guys want to see that video, that link is in the description.
Uber Eats Delivery
It’s like news a week, but I am going to round this out with a, what would you do? I pulled this off of Reddit guy as delivering Uber eats and he received this note from the customer delivered the door. It’s just first a demand. Secondly, I want my food hot. That’s not a lot to ask for. All you gotta do is just pull up to the drive through through and ask them to make it fresh. If it’s not fresh, I won’t accept it because that’s what good for you to give me. Old As food, Huh? I think you man. That’s what you’re good for and not to give me old ass food. So just make sure my food is hot and we won’t have a f problem because if it’s not hot, I’m drunk right now and I will f you up. Thank you.
Apartment number. This is real. This is a real note. So if you received this while picking up an order for Uber eats, what would your response be? I’m going to let you know right now, um, upon seeing this, I’m canceling it. I don’t, I’m not fooling with anybody that’s got an issue. Any, a anger issues, emotional issues, you’re drunk and threatening to me up. If I don’t give you hot food, it’s a rat. I’m done. I don’t need that $5. Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments. If you have ever seen a note like this, let me know that as well. I actually put in my notes that if you bring it to me, I will tip you. Or if you don’t want a tip, then I will meet you at the curb. So that’s something that I put in my notes. And for the most part it works. You can have, I need to tip someone. I forgot the tips of buddy, but yeah, let me know what your thoughts are in the comments and other news.
Lyft driver has wife call police after an alleged drug deal with armed occupants
A Lyft driver actually says wife to call the police on two of his passengers. He noticed that they both were carrying handguns and he was able to text his wife to let them know that he had passengers that were armed and dangerous.
Lyft Driver: They was having gone. I felt not about safe only. I felt about the other people on the hotels. If you don’t know what you have a gun on, you are in trucks.
By the time the Lyft driver reached his destination. The police were waiting and they apprehended the criminals, the alleged criminals. My question to you, if you pick up two individuals and individual in general that you know has a gun and they’re flashing the gun, talking about the guns and they’re headed somewhere like a hotel or certain place where a whole thing’s about to go down, what would you do in that case? I don’t know what I would do in that case. If I had a moment to text somebody, I definitely would. I would delete that and tell that person not to hit me back. I know if I contacted my mom and my sister that they probably would hit me back. I say, hey, some of them, my car, they have a gun. I’m scared. Call the police. They’d probably try to call me and be like, what do you mean?
What are you talking about? Huh? Like, I don’t think that they would’ve responded appropriately because ah, they’re just so anxious. But I think I would try to get a note to somebody that might be my only chance, but at the same time like you know, maybe you have time to run and I know if the guy’s a good shot, who knows. I think that this guy acted appropriately in this case. Would you take a chance and text someone to let them know that the people in your car or armed and dangerous, would you cancel?
Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments and the link to the video. This video is in the description. If you like this video, give me a thumbs up. We love those. If you’re not subscribed, please subscribe below so that you never miss a video from the ride share guide channel. If you’re curious about who I am and what I do, my name is Cecily and I have a channel called Drive Girl Drive. You can contact me on Facebook or Youtube, come check me out. And as always be safe. Have a great weekend. Bye.
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