Uber, the ride-sharing service, is now available in Springfield as of November
17, 2016, giving people one more option to choose instead of driving tired
or otherwise impaired. Its arrival is certainly timely with the fast-approaching
holiday season, a time of celebration and parties where alcoholic drinks
are often served. Uber representatives gave potential drivers the run-through
of what they should and should not do, including company policy, which
forbids drivers from carrying weapons in their cars.
The Uber app only allows drivers to pick up passengers in places where
local ordinances work with Uber. Branson is not within the service area.
In regards to payment, money is exchanged on the Uber app, and the company
takes 25% of their total earnings.
Uber charges what they refer to as a “safe ride fee”, which
covers background checks and motor vehicle screenings to ensure riders
that they are receiving a ride from someone who has been properly vetted.
Additionally, Uber drivers and passengers are covered by a three-part
insurance plan. Even with the safety precautions Uber takes, it is still
a less costly alternative to using a taxi and just as convenient and fast.
Many of its users believe that Uber’s vetting process also makes
it a much safer option. It is certainly less costly than getting behind
the wheel if you are not in any state to drive.
Accidents can always happen at any time, regardless of who is driving.
If you have been injured in an
auto accident, you may be entitled to receiving compensation. Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C.
has been fighting on behalf of our clients since 1976 and have recovered
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