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Uber drivers out-earn traditional taxi drivers and chauffeurs, study reveals

By Shawn Knight
Jan 22, 2015
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  1. Advancements in technology have made available millions of jobs that simply weren't possible a decade or so ago. One such example is Uber, the app-based transportation service that's giving Americans the flexibility to earn extra income both in their spare...

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  2. CaptainTom

    CaptainTom TS Booster Posts: 157   +61

    And yet all of these Taxi unions are trying to block something that is clearly better for their customers AND their drivers...
     
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  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    it isn't exactly that simple. There is a lot of bad to uber such as safety concerns with vehicles and drivers. And while giving someone some cash for a ride isn't illegal, providing a full time service without licensed vehicles, drivers or proper insurance IS illegal.
     
  4. Concerns about safety safety are very real, such as kidnappers, and other bad people who would pose as drivers. background checks on drivers needs to be more solid.

    when you start getting into safety concerns such as regularing safety of vehicles used, insurance and more, its just big money being cut out of a popular service. hence traditional taxi doesn't like this since there still paying these huge costs. big regulation doesn't need to be sticking its nose into this too much.

    doesn't matter what car you ride in these days your always at risk, besides doesn't uber allow you to leave a review about condition of a drivers card?
     
  5. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Addict Posts: 291   +55

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