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Old 08-06-2014, 07:58 AM
 
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I'm still not willing to use anyone who defiantly violates city ordinances and isn't permitted. Not worth the hassle.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:25 AM
 
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I'm still not willing to use anyone who defiantly violates city ordinances and isn't permitted. Not worth the hassle.
Those city ordinances are usually just money makers for the town/city coffers and serve no other purpose. (Our airport wants them banned because they aren't an "approved" transpo service ... in other words, they haven't paid the boatloads of $$$ to be allowed to pick up and drop off) Rarely affects the rider, and if it keeps my costs down, I'm glad they aren't paying the ridiculous fees.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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Again, they do not carry the appropriate insurance, and if there was an accident, you might not be covered for your injuries or loss of property.

I don't know about you, but I don't check or care about the insurance status of every car I get into. I'm sure the taxis and tuk tuks I've gotten into around the globe weren't insured.


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I'm still not willing to use anyone who defiantly violates city ordinances and isn't permitted. Not worth the hassle.

Don't see where anyone asked you if you were willing to use it. The question asked what they're experiences were. You do not have any, which is fine, but not helpful to the question.

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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I'm still not willing to use anyone who defiantly violates city ordinances and isn't permitted. Not worth the hassle.
Well, do you ride in cars with friends? Do you give them gas money? Same thing.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:22 AM
 
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Those city ordinances are usually just money makers for the town/city coffers and serve no other purpose. (Our airport wants them banned because they aren't an "approved" transpo service ... in other words, they haven't paid the boatloads of $$$ to be allowed to pick up and drop off) Rarely affects the rider, and if it keeps my costs down, I'm glad they aren't paying the ridiculous fees.
Those fees are what help keep other costs down. Airports don't run on air.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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Well, do you ride in cars with friends? Do you give them gas money? Same thing.
When a friend rides with me, I don't ask for or accept gas money, I think it's tacky. If I offer to drive, that means I'm offering to pay all the expenses related to that drive.

I can't remember the last time I rode more than a few blocks with a friend.

It's also NOT the same thing. I don't know those drivers, and unlike some people, don't consider every random person I might come across to be my new best friend.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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Those fees are what help keep other costs down. Airports don't run on air.
They can keep costs down by not filling the airport with fancy artwork, as well as other money wasters. Then they wouldn't need to charge services like Uber and Lyft to do basically what other folks are doing for free (pick up/drop off)
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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When a friend rides with me, I don't ask for or accept gas money, I think it's tacky. If I offer to drive, that means I'm offering to pay all the expenses related to that drive.

I can't remember the last time I rode more than a few blocks with a friend.

It's also NOT the same thing. I don't know those drivers, and unlike some people, don't consider every random person I might come across to be my new best friend.
It's tacky to give money to help pay for your gas on a road trip? No, it's not. My friends & I do it all the time. It's polite. But if you're only going a couple blocks, as in your example, you're really that worried about commercial insurance? Ok. Not me. I've driven in lots of taxis, pedicabs, friends cars, acquaintance cars, buses, etc. & have never been involved in an accident. I guess I just don't worry about those things. If I need to get someplace, I will call a taxi, Lyft, Uber, whatever is available.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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It's tacky to give money to help pay for your gas on a road trip? No, it's not. My friends & I do it all the time. It's polite. But if you're only going a couple blocks, as in your example, you're really that worried about commercial insurance? Ok. Not me. I've driven in lots of taxis, pedicabs, friends cars, acquaintance cars, buses, etc. & have never been involved in an accident. I guess I just don't worry about those things. If I need to get someplace, I will call a taxi, Lyft, Uber, whatever is available.
If I offer to drive, it would be tacky of me to expect my friend to pay up. Of course they offer and of course I politely decline. It's like inviting someone out for dinner and then expecting them to pay the bill.

I've been in three taxis which were involved in accidents. Fortunately I wasn't seriously injured in any of them, although one I probably should have seen the doctor--the problem was that I was leaving the country on a long planned trip the next day, and my mind was on getting home and packed.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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If I offer to drive, it would be tacky of me to expect my friend to pay up. Of course they offer and of course I politely decline. It's like inviting someone out for dinner and then expecting them to pay the bill.

I've been in three taxis which were involved in accidents. Fortunately I wasn't seriously injured in any of them, although one I probably should have seen the doctor--the problem was that I was leaving the country on a long planned trip the next day, and my mind was on getting home and packed.
If someone invites me out to dinner, I usually pay the tip. And my friend agrees to it. Not ever have I been offended by that nor has my friend. Maybe we do things differently here. Anyway, I really have nothing to argue about on this topic because there's nothing to argue about really.
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