This Week in LegalRideshare: Uber Party Fail, Self-Driving Hate and Fake Surges
CHICAGO, June 16, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Uber’s major party foul, drivers heckle the driver-less and fake surges continue. LegalRideshare, the only law firm entirely dedicated to Uber, Lyft and e-scooter accidents and injuries, breaks it down.
On Monday, Uber invited drivers throughout Chicago to attend a “Uber appreciation event” at the Museum of Science and Industry. On paper, it sounded great. In reality, it was a disaster. Thousands flooded the museum, traffic jams filled the streets and hundreds were turned away. It ended so poorly, the Chicago Tribune reported on it a few days later.
It’s the return of the Lyft bikes. CNN reported on Tuesday that Lyft has put its bikes back on the streets after resolving serious safety issues. CNN notes, “The new e-bikes have a different braking system on the front wheel, using a disc brake instead of a roller brake. Following the crashes, Shimano, the manufacturer of the roller brake, said Lyft hadn’t included a component to prevent excessive braking.”
BuzzFeed reported that drivers in New York have seen their wages go to $16 per trip, up from $14. While the news is positive, some drivers still feel the crunch of wages and often stress, even at $16, the work isn’t steady.
Driver-less cars are starting to feel the road rage, according to a story by Business Insider. The article explains: “According to Meyhofer, the bullying comes from both pedestrians and other road users. It takes the form of rude gestures and utterances, challenging the cars to brake, driving up close behind them, and tending not to give the cars right of way at junctions.”
The surges start and just won't stop. That’s because more and more drivers are creating fake surges. As reported by Business Insider, drivers have learned how to create artificial surges to boost profits and even call themselves the “surge club.”.
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