So despite this entire conversation, you still instruct them to go through the process incorrectly? You're just adding to the frustration we're experiencing out there.
As a driver, I understand your point. But in my calculus, my kids' safety > drivers' hurt feelings.
Risk of what? Getting in a wrong car or possibility to meet a phsyco? But the driver has exactly the same rights and how he (she) can know that your kids were taught to do just good things? Do they have a tattoo on their foreheads " kid of Veal66"?
To answer your 3 questions: Yes, They can't know, and No.
How does the driver verify he/she has the right pax?
As a driver myself, if I feel sketchy about the pax, I make them say my name, or we don't move. If I want an additional level of confirmation, I make them state their destination, and if it doesn't match up to my app, we don't move. This entire conversation can be done with the doors of the car locked and the windows open a half inch with the pax outside of the vehicle. When all is good between the driver and the pax, the doors are unlocked and the pax can get in. I don't do this every time, but I think this process would protect the driver.
If they're checking the make, model and license to confirm the correct vehicle has arrived then why are they wasting time with names or potentially getting cancelled on because the driver refuses to give his first?
To me, the extra layer of safety for my kids is worth it.
You're actually teaching your kids to ignore rules and safety standards put in place by major corps.
Wrong. I work for a major corp and they just put out guidelines this week to employees that use rideshare and one of the guidelines was to have the driver state the pax's name. Also there have been articles in major publications like the NYT and USA today saying the same thing. And the #WhatsMyName hashtag is gaining traction.
Other drivers can handle this how they want to. I'm not telling you what to do. I'm just sharing what I told my kids to do. As stated earlier, in my calculus, their safety has the higher priority.