Beyond bad first impressions, the reality of uberX and Lyft is even worse. Here’s what you need to know before you jump into one of their cars:
Lyft and uberX Don’t Have Safe Insurance
Lyft and uberX have dangerously inadequate insurance policies that place passengers, drivers and pedestrians at-risk. These companies hire non-professional drivers to operate commercially, despite the fact that the driver’s private insurance won’t cover such activity. Uber and Lyft claim to provide $1 million in insurance coverage. Yet there are seriously injured uberX passengers who have never been compensated by Uber’s insurance. It’s unconscionable that uberX and Lyft should provide for-hire transportation without being properly insured.
Lyft and uberX Don’t Serve Poor People
Lyft and uberX only serve people who have smart phones and credit cards. They won’t accept cash for payment. These unlicensed transportation companies target well-to-do communities and intentionally avoid underprivileged areas. Real taxi companies don’t discriminate; uberX and Lyft shouldn’t either.
Lyft and uberX Shut Out People with Disabilities
Lyft and uberX don’t help people with disabilities. They don’t serve people who use wheelchairs and their drivers refuse rides to blind people with service dogs. Because it is so cheap to drive for these unlicensed transportation companies, they reduce the overall number of legitimate taxi drivers who can provide service to people with disabilities. These companies discriminate against people with disabilities.
Houston and San Antonio: uberX and Lyft are a bunch of outlaws riding up and down your streets, completely ignoring your laws. Put these bandit taxis out to pasture before they really do some damage.