Do Rideshare Companies Require Extra Training for Drivers?

Rideshare companies have taken over the transportation industry. With this new method of getting a ride becoming mainstream, it is reasonable to question whether rideshare companies require extra training for their drivers. It is unfortunate, but any time someone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, accidents can and do occur. If you are putting your life in the hands of a rideshare driver, you want to know if they will be driving safely.

The two major rideshare companies, Uber and Lyft, do not require extra training for drivers. The requirements for both companies are very similar and include:

  • Driver must be at least 21 years old
  • Driver must have at least one year of driving experience
  • Have a valid license, registration, vehicle inspection, and auto insurance
  • Pass a basic criminal background check
  • Pass a driving background check (Motor Vehicle Record)
  • Have a four-door vehicle that fully meets local and company requirements

If a driver passes all the requirements by either company, they are able to begin driving. There is no interview process or any extra training for drivers related to driving, but both companies do have safety measures in place, such as required breaks after driving for a set number of hours, GPS real-time tracking with an estimated time of arrival, and the ability to report in-app to the company if there are issues with a trip, such as an accident. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected, and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.

We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a ridesharing auto accident due to another’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.