Comments on: Why cab drivers should love Uber http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Lumsing Portable external battery http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/comment-page-1/#comment-55873 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:30:58 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22879#comment-55873 I will plug myself in to get myself more energy

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By: Shirly Swary http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/comment-page-1/#comment-54168 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:28:26 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22879#comment-54168 Great blog you have here.. It’s hard to find high-quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

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By: indifferents http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/comment-page-1/#comment-50384 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:58:12 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22879#comment-50384 So cabbies know how to copy and paste the same comment over and over at least.

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By: redants http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/comment-page-1/#comment-49131 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:27:38 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22879#comment-49131 Shut Uber Down
Hire Car System = Not Safe

I drove for Uber for slightly under two months and found, Uber is dangerous for public safety and should be shut down. Here’s why.
THE SYSTEM: You must tap a small icon(s) on the Uber device/phone to accept, cancel, confirm arrival, and more which takes your eyes completely off of the road. All it takes is those few seconds of inattention which easily could cause accidents resulting in death or injuries .
CANCELLING and DRIVING: If you cancel a fare you must answer why you are cancelling via six little icons and that is another distraction. This is frequently done while driving, thus diverting your eyes from the traffic ahead of you. You are oblivious to traffic for those few seconds your looking at your Uber ( first you’ll have to find it because it may of fallen on the floorboard ) device which can easily cause accidents resulting in death or injuries . Even if you, yourself cancels the fare you must proceed with why you are cancelling to the little green icons on your Uber device and doing so is another distraction, period . Frequently while going to the client(s) pick up location ..………. the client cancels the fare for one reason or another . I received the cancellation notice always at night while I was driving and while I was driving my eyes were taken off the road so I could respond to the beeping sound coming from my Uber device . This beeping sound indicates that the client has cancelled the fare .

While driving and getting close to the pickup location you are required to notify the client by again locating your Uber device taking your eyes off of the road and while driving, tapping on the “arriving “ icon. First, locating then tapping your device particularly while driving can be more dangerous then texting .
Furthermore, there is no time limit to driving. Unlike, San Francisco taxi drivers, who are limited to a 10-hour driving period, an Uber driver can drive for 20 hours straight or more. The result is fatigue, which could lead to confusion, falling asleep, hallucinations, dozing off, and considerably more inattentiveness, all of which can cause accidents.
GOOD RATINGS TRUMP SAFETY: Uber drivers are rated after each fare by passenger(s) from one to five, and if your rating drops too low or below 4.6, you are blocked from driving. This causes drivers to do unlawful things in order to maintain a high rating or they will lose their driving privileges.
Among those things are dropping passengers off wherever they request, even if it impedes traffic or causes you to stop abruptly . If you don’t, in most all cases you will receive a low rating by your customer .
DANGEROUS : Being an Uber driver means that you will be subjected to doing unlawful things such as taking eight passengers in your car when there are only four seatbelts. In my case, I got a call to take nine passengers out to, Isla Vista all in my mini van. The weight from ten ( including myself ) would have been dangerous because not only can it make my van harder to handle but the weight itself is enough to cause my tires to rub against the wheel wells of my van creating sparks from stones trapped in the threading which could ignite my fuel tank leading to an explosion killing all passengers that are trapped in my mini van .Because I only took five passengers & not nine the customers were upset and gave me a “ one “ rating .
In an attempt to be reinstated after I was blocked I explained what happened numerous times via emails to my Santa Barbara representatives but I received absolutely no response concluding to me being blocked for obeying the law and what was a safety concern so the rating system actually forces Uber drivers to perform unlawfully dangerous things to maintain a high rating .
VEHICLE ISSUES: No vehicle inspections are required of Uber drivers, meaning that if your car’s brakes are failing or wipers not working, it’s still okay to drive in the rain. Does Uber care that your car is subpar? Probably not. Uber just wants its 20 percent share of your fare and will just claim you’re an independent driver if your involved in an accident and your insurer will deny the claim because you were using the car commercially .
INSURANCE : Insurance companies view driving for Uber as a commercial use and it is illegal to use your vehicle commercially unless you get commercial registration, license plates and commercial insurance. Most Uber drivers do not get commercial plates,registration or the proper insurances, so for many, driving commercially for Uber is technically illegal. Not getting commercial plates, registration and insurance means the loss of millions of dollars for California.
Syed Muzzafar , an Uber driver in San Francisco, killed a little girl, Sofia Liu, age 6, on New Year’s Eve. We don’t know what really happened, but here’s a guy working for pennies on the dollar who managed to make his $300,000 bail for manslaughter. My guess is that Google, which invested $258 million in Uber last August, bailed him out as “hush” money because they don’t want him talking and that he’ll be represented by Google’s attorneys, the finest money can buy, all the while he keeps his mouth shut.
California needs to set precedence for our great state and nation by stopping Uber before another tragedy and more children lives are taken .

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By: redants http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/comment-page-1/#comment-49130 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:26:55 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22879#comment-49130 Shut Uber Down
Hire Car System = Not Safe

I drove for Uber for slightly under two months and found, Uber is dangerous for public safety and should be shut down. Here’s why.
THE SYSTEM: You must tap a small icon(s) on the Uber device/phone to accept, cancel, confirm arrival, and more which takes your eyes completely off of the road. All it takes is those few seconds of inattention which easily could cause accidents resulting in death or injuries .
CANCELLING and DRIVING: If you cancel a fare you must answer why you are cancelling via six little icons and that is another distraction. This is frequently done while driving, thus diverting your eyes from the traffic ahead of you. You are oblivious to traffic for those few seconds your looking at your Uber ( first you’ll have to find it because it may of fallen on the floorboard ) device which can easily cause accidents resulting in death or injuries . Even if you, yourself cancels the fare you must proceed with why you are cancelling to the little green icons on your Uber device and doing so is another distraction, period . Frequently while going to the client(s) pick up location ..………. the client cancels the fare for one reason or another . I received the cancellation notice always at night while I was driving and while I was driving my eyes were taken off the road so I could respond to the beeping sound coming from my Uber device . This beeping sound indicates that the client has cancelled the fare .

While driving and getting close to the pickup location you are required to notify the client by again locating your Uber device taking your eyes off of the road and while driving, tapping on the “arriving “ icon. First, locating then tapping your device particularly while driving can be more dangerous then texting .
Furthermore, there is no time limit to driving. Unlike, San Francisco taxi drivers, who are limited to a 10-hour driving period, an Uber driver can drive for 20 hours straight or more. The result is fatigue, which could lead to confusion, falling asleep, hallucinations, dozing off, and considerably more inattentiveness, all of which can cause accidents.
GOOD RATINGS TRUMP SAFETY: Uber drivers are rated after each fare by passenger(s) from one to five, and if your rating drops too low or below 4.6, you are blocked from driving. This causes drivers to do unlawful things in order to maintain a high rating or they will lose their driving privileges.
Among those things are dropping passengers off wherever they request, even if it impedes traffic or causes you to stop abruptly . If you don’t, in most all cases you will receive a low rating by your customer .
DANGEROUS : Being an Uber driver means that you will be subjected to doing unlawful things such as taking eight passengers in your car when there are only four seatbelts. In my case, I got a call to take nine passengers out to, Isla Vista all in my mini van. The weight from ten ( including myself ) would have been dangerous because not only can it make my van harder to handle but the weight itself is enough to cause my tires to rub against the wheel wells of my van creating sparks from stones trapped in the threading which could ignite my fuel tank leading to an explosion killing all passengers that are trapped in my mini van .Because I only took five passengers & not nine the customers were upset and gave me a “ one “ rating .
In an attempt to be reinstated after I was blocked I explained what happened numerous times via emails to my Santa Barbara representatives but I received absolutely no response concluding to me being blocked for obeying the law and what was a safety concern so the rating system actually forces Uber drivers to perform unlawfully dangerous things to maintain a high rating .
VEHICLE ISSUES: No vehicle inspections are required of Uber drivers, meaning that if your car’s brakes are failing or wipers not working, it’s still okay to drive in the rain. Does Uber care that your car is subpar? Probably not. Uber just wants its 20 percent share of your fare and will just claim you’re an independent driver if your involved in an accident and your insurer will deny the claim because you were using the car commercially .
INSURANCE : Insurance companies view driving for Uber as a commercial use and it is illegal to use your vehicle commercially unless you get commercial registration, license plates and commercial insurance. Most Uber drivers do not get commercial plates,registration or the proper insurances, so for many, driving commercially for Uber is technically illegal. Not getting commercial plates, registration and insurance means the loss of millions of dollars for California.
Syed Muzzafar , an Uber driver in San Francisco, killed a little girl, Sofia Liu, age 6, on New Year’s Eve. We don’t know what really happened, but here’s a guy working for pennies on the dollar who managed to make his $300,000 bail for manslaughter. My guess is that Google, which invested $258 million in Uber last August, bailed him out as “hush” money because they don’t want him talking and that he’ll be represented by Google’s attorneys, the finest money can buy, all the while he keeps his mouth shut.
California needs to set precedence for our great state and nation by stopping Uber before another tragedy and more children lives are taken .

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By: rickaroo http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/comment-page-1/#comment-49004 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:11:16 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22879#comment-49004 Why is a 7.5% return on investment so great for medallion owners? It seems like the low end of what’s reasonable, and like 1% less would mean it’s not worth it. Sounds like the opinion of some writer who never ran a business, has no idea how risky owning a business is, and thinks money grows on trees.

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By: MinneapolisGal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/comment-page-1/#comment-48897 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 22:14:25 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22879#comment-48897 I’ve honestly been really happy with Uber… the car arrived in about 45 seconds last time. FYI: You can use promo code “d69xo” to try it out with a $10 credit.

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/comment-page-1/#comment-48866 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:25:34 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22879#comment-48866 is this reason why NYC cab drivers ignore traffic laws and blow off road courtesy. Having driven a cab in the late 70’s,
I find the current driver habits to be disgraceful and the
TLC and NYPD let them get away with it.

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By: SJmithB http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/comment-page-1/#comment-48845 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:18:22 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22879#comment-48845 NSA and JNLWD are partnering with Virginia State Police and local police implanting people with biochips. Read “A Note on Uberveillance” by M. G. and Katina Michael. it enables Uberveillance. “In its ultimate form, überveillance has to do with more than automatic identification technologies that we carry with us. It has to do with under-the-skin technology that is embedded in the body, such as microchip implants; it is that which cuts into the flesh – a charagma (mark). Think of it as Big Brother on the inside looking out.” Newport News Police and Virginia State Police had a doctor implant me w/o my knowledge and consent with a biochip. A U. S. Attorney for the NSA/DOJ pretended to be my attorney. It enables torture and thought monitoring. They use it as a sensor and pulse energy projectiles at you. I had a heart attack. It enables voice to skull communication. See LRAD white papers or audio spotlight by Holosonics. Law enforcement believes we will only be safe if they know where we are at all times, what we are doing and what we are thinking! See Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence by Springer page 9. See Mental Health and Terrorism by Amin Gadit. He states, “Of late, there are reports of a new and dreadful invention of weapons of violence that are called Bioelectromagnetic Weapons. According to the description by an Institute of Science in Society, these weapons operate at the speed of light, can kill, torture and enslave without making physical appearance. It further adds that voices and visions, daydreams and nightmares are the most astonishing manifestations of this weapon system, it is also capable of crippling the human subject by limiting his/her normal range of movement, causing acute pain the equivalent of major organ failure or even death and interferes with normal functions of human senses. It can cause difficulty with breathing and induce seizures besides damage to the tissues and organs. Through this form of terrorism, it is possible to persuade subjects that their mind is being read; their intellectual property is being plundered and can even motivate suicide or murder. Pulsed Energy projectiles (PEPs) are another form of weaponry that is used to paralyze a victim with pain. According to Peter Philips, a scientist from USA, circumstances may soon arrive in which anti-war or human right protestors suddenly feel a burning sensation akin to touching a hot skillet over their entire body. Simultaneously they may hear terrifying nauseating screaming, which while not produced externally, fills their brains with overwhelming disruption. This new invention is dreadful addition to the armamentarium of weapons of abuse and torture. Manifestations of the effects of these occult weapons can mimic mental ill health and add further to the misery of the victims.” See Bio Initiative Report 2012. See Forbes and search Brandon Raub. Law enforcement tases citizens into “excited delirium” (see at nij org) to make them act in ways they normally would not. I believe they are directly responsible for the Virginia Tech massacre. There are 3 reasons to have it implanted 1) mental health, 2) criminal record, and 3) infectious disease. If you don’t meet any of those requirements like me, they’ll falsify your records. All the mass shootings are the work of law enforcement. They want to take away your right to bear arms and make America a police state. People aren’t suddenly going crazy, they’re being tortured. I also believe the biochip to be responsible for PTSD. Read Brian Castner’s book “A Long Walk”. I have the same ambiguous pains, twitches, heart attack, night mares, day mares, gurgling, etc. I never served in the war. What do we have in common? The biochip. Suicide is one way to get relief. Virginia’s suicide rate is higher than the national average and the military suicide rate is unacceptable! You can check your upper right buttock, upper right shoulder. They are just under the skin.

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