Rideshare driving for Uber and Lyft provides stopgap income when other income streams fall short. Does your paycheck end before the bills do? I’m pretty sure most of us have this problem occasionally, if not chronically.
I became a rideshare driver in late 2015, driving until mid-February of 2017 when I had a car accident. I was rear-ended one morning on I-95 at rush hour with an Uber passenger in the car.
For nine months after the accident I was too traumatized to drive a car at all, and then I was unable to get one, so I borrowed- then rented one from a friend.
I finally resumed working as a driver in February of 2018 when I obtained my current car. After my accident, I did not think I would return to driving for Uber and Lyft, but I had so many AWFUL drivers in the nine months during which I was not driving at all… that I almost felt OBLIGATED to do it again.
If you’re not interested in driving but would like to use Uber and Lyft as a passenger, you can get free rideshare credit by using my codes – provided you’re a new customer. For Lyft just visit https://www.lyft.com/invite/MIZLYDIA, and for Uber please click here to sign up, when prompted to enter it, my code is g6p4wm7cue.
As time goes on, I will be making other posts that pertain to rideshare driving, Uber, Lyft, and related subjects. Please let me know if there are specific topics you’d like me to cover.
Suffice it to say that I would not continue driving for these companies if I felt it was not worth the expense and effort. Purchasing or leasing and maintaining a vehicle is not cheap, and the insurance required of a commercial driver costs more than a standard policy, too. However, I am grateful to have a car again – and have learned a lot of tough lessons along the way.
Are you now, or have you ever been a rideshare driver? Are you an Uber or Lyft passenger with stories about your driver(s)? Please comment below!