Subscriber Account active since. Last weekend I stepped out of a taxi in front of my house and realized I just don't have to put up with this garbage anymore. It started in line at the taxi stand, with the driver trying to get another customer — a total stranger — to share the ride with me. Then the driver expressed his disappointment that I wasn't going very far I guess he was hoping for a bigger fare. The interior of the car was filthy; the seats were ripped and worn.
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Forwarded the article through Facebook by a concerned aunt, I was urged to read about Samantha Josephson, a senior at the University of South Carolina who was brutally killed by a man Josephson mistook as her Uber driver. This seemingly random crime of opportunity is often the kind that scares us the most as a generation who relies heavily on being able to order Ubers and trust that the person driving us back to our college campus is who he or she says they are. But are we right to stop using apps like Uber or Lyft because of a terrible tragedy like that of Josephson? Our parents, grandparents and other relatives would think yes. They have gone far longer than us without the convenience of cell phones which can be used to get a ride home almost instantaneously.
Subscriber Account active since. In that busy time, I have maintained an almost perfect 4. I've given rides to hundreds of different people from all over the world. Since nervously giving my first ride, I have learned a ton of things about this booming ride-hailing industry. A lot of what I have learned benefits drivers, but I have also learned some things that could benefit passengers.
Almost dying in a head-on collision was definitely the worst part of the Lyft ride I took Saturday afternoon from Penn Station in Manhattan to my new apartment in Brooklyn, but it was just one of the many aggravating, dangerous and complaint-worthy events that occurred—together, they amounted to a true taxi app nightmare. I detailed everything that went down when I requested a fare review. No response.