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  1. News
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/indecent-exposure/the-sharing-economy-375902 An Iowa man was arrested today for allegedly exposing himself in an Uber car and telling the driver that he "liked to masturbate in front of Uber drivers," according to a court complaint. Christopher Jensen, 27...
  2. Des Moines
    https://www.google.com/amp/amp.kcci.com/article/new-tax-targets-uber-lyft/21049277 DES MOINES, Iowa People who use ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft will have to pay an extra six-percent on their ride under the new tax bill. Some Uber drivers think that's unfair to low-income riders. Dave...
  3. Des Moines
    Hello fellow drivers! I recently got approved in Ames and was thrilled to find out I can also drive in Des Moines. But then I found out my insurance (Progressive) won't cover me if I were in an accident while online unless I get a commercial policy, which will cost about $2000. Not something...
  4. Advice
    Hi, I'm new to Uber, only done 8 rides. I got my approval in Ames Iowa as that is my closest town. There is also Uber in Des Moines and Waterloo Iowa. Do I need to reapply in both of those cities, or is it one and done in the same state? I ask because, while Ames is ok, Des Moines has a...
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  6. News
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/12/22/uber-driver-arrested-des-moines-owi-meth-possession-working/95776682/ According to police documents, Lettow smelled of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was slurred and he swayed when he stood.
  7. Des Moines
    Ames is flooded with Uber cars which give us Ames driver zero chance to actually make money. I haven't seen a surge so far and I doubt this is going to change with all these cars online. I would appreciate your thoughts guys.
  8. Des Moines
    Ames drivers, I think it would be beneficial for all of us to figure out a way to communicate like a group chat twitter or what'sapp group. Please send me a massage lf you are interested.
  9. Des Moines
    How is it possible that no uberX is available in several Des Moines neighborhoods, yet there's no corresponding surge? Uber is not very transparent about what kind of demand is required to generate a surge. They don't say, for example, what kind of action(s) trigger(s) a surge: average wait...
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