Hi Kinchy.Hi everyone,
I'm a new driver and new forum member, but I haven't started driving just yet.
I had my vehicle inspection early yesterday and my account is still not active, so I'm a tad curious if anyone knows how long this takes, as the Uber reply's to my e-mails have not been especially helpful.
I like you started this gig for the need of some well needed income to keep me out of the red. It should only take a couple of weeks at most to get on the road, but I do advise you to do your due diligence and get the real facts about becoming a driver for any share driving company.
Look at the end of the day you can make a bit of money to fill the gaps but you will have to work at hours where demand is high. It would be pointless driving during the day to find a customer. If you do go ahead the first couple of weeks driving at different times will give you a clearer picture.
Now let it be known that I did love going out for a couple of shifts a week (usually 10-12hrs total). Even picked up Scottie from "The Block" and took him to the airport.
But now I WILL NOT DRIVE anymore until there is a clear and legal way to do so. All those grey areas that we do not know about when we first get involved are just not worth the risk.
Here are a couple of things you need to consider.
- Is my car covered if I have an accident?
- If not. Will my policy be canceled and made void?
- Will I be able to get insurance with another insurer? Probably NOT.
- Will Uber pay for damage? Maybe and only if you are carrying a customer.
Thanks to this forum and it's members I became more aware of the magnitude of the risks associated with being an Uber crash dummy for there unethical way of introducing this service to the country.
Look I loved doing it but the risk is just to high.
As you go through the forums you will read a lot of negative posts about the UberX and that is fine, everyone can have a say but for me the number one issue is insurance, insurance, insurance!!!
My advice would be to hold back, wait and see where the rules and regulations are set, if that ever happens and re-look at it then.
Feel free to voice any concerns as they are a great bunch here.
UberRon from Melb