Category: Rideshare

Risky Roads: Why Uber Raised Minimum Driving Age to 25 in California

As of August 2023, Uber has officially raised its minimum driver age for rideshares in California. According to the massive rideshare business, it has opted to increase the minimum age from 21 to 25 to mitigate rising insurance rates. The increase will not affect the Uber Eats portion of the business.  This increase aligns Uber with its biggest competitor, Lyft, which already requires all drivers to be 25 or older.

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Understanding Hit-and-Run Rideshare Liability in California: Protecting Riders and Drivers

Rideshares are incredibly common on the streets of San Francisco. In fact, by 2017, they already made up 6.5% of all traffic in the city and 20% of trips that start or end within city limits. Those numbers have only increased in the years since.  The popularity of rideshares like Uber and Lyft is closely correlated to increasingly dangerous roads in California. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety

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Uber and Lyft’s New Insurance Policies: What Do They Cover?

Modern rideshare companies have only existed since 2010, and legislation is still catching up. One area where legal regulations are still lacking is civil liability. For years, there was significant debate over when rideshare companies might be liable for injuries caused by their drivers.  Uber and Lyft have finally taken steps to answer these questions themselves. In recent years, these industry giants have begun offering four-stage insurance plans for all

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Determining Liability in Rideshare Crashes

When you get a rideshare, you trust your driver to get you to your destination safely. You trust other road users to follow traffic laws when driving or crossing the road. Unfortunately, drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft can’t always be trusted. In fact, rideshares may be directly responsible for a notable increase in traffic-related deaths since 2011. One study suggested that the uptick in fatal accidents on California

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Guide to San Francisco Rideshare Accidents

Few cities use rideshares as much as San Francisco. According to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, there are as many as 220,000 Uber and Lyft pickups daily within the city borders. With that many rides going on, accidents are inevitable. Rideshare drivers should be held to higher standards on the road because they are responsible for their customers’ safety. However, this is not the case. In fact, the University

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