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It can be easy to look at celebrities’ lives from afar and think that their problems aren’t real. We can sit, from the comfort of our own homes, and watch them on television, quietly observing their lives unfold in front of our eyes. However, these celebrities are people, too. They have families, they get diseases, and they suffer, sometimes as the result of a devastating car accident.
Uber drivers are susceptible to car accidents just like all other drivers. However, when you consider the reduction of DUIs since Uber’s inception, it is clear that opting for a ride-sharing company’s services can decrease the risk of accidents. An increasing number of people are using Uber instead of getting behind the wheel after they have had a few drinks. Having affordable transportation options like Uber makes people far less likely to drive drunk.
We have all been there. We have all experienced the frustration when someone cuts you off or tailgates you and almost causes a car accident. It is easy to act on that anger, but if you do you risk creating an extremely dangerous situation.
Road rage is a serious cause for concern and poses a real threat to everybody on and near the roadway. According to an AAA Foundation survey, a whopping 90 percent of the drivers believed aggressive drivers were either a “somewhat” or “very serious” threat to their personal safety.
Road rage is not just unnerving—it can be deadly. In a separate study of 10,000 events of road rage over a seven-year period, the AAA Foundation reported that road rage resulted in 218 murders and 12,610 injuries.
In this article, we share tips from industry experts for both avoiding the feelings of road rage and for avoiding becoming a victim of road rage (and by extension, car accidents). If another driver is making you fear for your safety, call 911 and drive to the nearest police station. [Read more…]
Uber and Lyft, arguably the two most well-known ride-sharing services, have a lot of similarities. They use the same revenue and operation models, they allow users to pay for services via their smartphones, and they are both on-demand services with little wait times.
However, there are many differences between the services, too. Specifically, they differ in availability, types of service, and culture. Neither provider is necessarily “better;” rather, the provider that suits you best depends a lot on your preferences, needs, and location. If you are looking into transportation options, below are a few key distinctions between Uber and Lyft that can help you decide which provider to choose. [Read more…]