Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Mike Dean
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Uber and Lyft drivers have been plagued by tickets and citations in every city in the US. It can eat up a good portion of their earnings if it gets out of control. Unfortunately, you cant write off tickets or citations as an expense or loss, leaving a driver in the negative completely out of pocket. I’ve found in my experience and observing drivers over the last 7 years the number one reason for tickets is because drivers feel like they have special privileges to pick up and drop off riders anywhere they want or somewhat as taxi drivers do with their fares. A lack of DMV traffic laws, city rules and regulations is another major reason as many drivers find themselves subject to citations. This can be a hazard and danger to the general public, and get a TNC driver a hefty ticket or major violation.
As the first rideshare driver in the industry, driving since 2011, I have yet to get one ticket or citation driving for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. I made it a point to know the traffic laws, rules and regulations, not to avoid tickets, but for being the safest driver I can be with regards to public safety. When a driver puts safety first, as a rule, he/she reduces the chances of receiving a citation, and of course, increases public safety.
Hopefully, this video will help Uber and Lyft drivers avoid tickets and citations by following the traffic laws, and be a safer and more conscious Uber and Lyft driver.
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Mike (Dean) Gumora is the founder and owner of Ridesharreport.com. I’m also the first official rideshare driver in the industry vetted by the first Rideshare/TNC startup, Sidecar in 2011. I have completed hundreds of trips and deliveries for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, DoorDash and Postmates. My hands-on industry experience in rideshare began in 2011. The rideshare industry is my passion. I have followed and studied the industry since 2012. But, my real passion is supporting the ever-growing community of drivers and riders.