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September 15th, 2015 at 3:00:53 PM permalink
I received an email on 9-15-2015 that Uber is now live in Vegas!

I am requesting a review of Uber in Vegas. I am a frequent user of Uber in my hometown, but as I understand it, there may or may not be some differences in Vegas (extra fees, pre-determined pick-up locations, etc.).
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September 15th, 2015 at 3:12:05 PM permalink
I just received the same email. I checked my phone and there didn't appear to be very many cars on the road yet. I would expect it will take a couple of weeks before they are staffed at a comfortable level.

The nearest car to me when I checked was still 6 minutes away. That is twice as long as I had to wait in San Diego and used it 8-10 times with the longest wait being 3 minutes. I did see a minimum fare of $5 on the app today. In San Diego the minimum was $4.

My understanding is that Uber has no location restrictions placed upon them in Las Vegas.
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September 15th, 2015 at 3:37:56 PM permalink
They usually can't pick you up at the airport because taxi companies have deals with airports. Would there be similar deals with some hotel curbs?
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September 15th, 2015 at 3:48:03 PM permalink
Quote: Wonko33

They usually can't pick you up at the airport because taxi companies have deals with airports. Would there be similar deals with some hotel curbs?



They can pick you up at the airport as long as no one knows they are Uber drivers. For best camouflage, give the driver a big hug and kiss on the cheek.
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September 15th, 2015 at 4:06:31 PM permalink
Quote: studmuffn

They can pick you up at the airport as long as no one knows they are Uber drivers. For best camouflage, give the driver a big hug and kiss on the cheek.



San Diego has a designated area for Uber pickups. Pretty much the same type area as cabs and hotel shuttle buses. My understanding is that Uber can pick up at Las Vegas airport. Most likely they will eventually put in a designated pick up area too.
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September 15th, 2015 at 6:25:05 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

My understanding is that Uber can pick up at Las Vegas airport. Most likely they will eventually put in a designated pick up area too.


Apparently, on September 15, the Nevada Transportation Authority approved pickups at airports by Lyft and Uber.
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September 15th, 2015 at 6:27:54 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Apparently, on September 15, the Nevada Transportation Authority approved pickups at airports by Lyft and Uber.



Good for them! I wouldn't have predicted it. There is a 13-page discussion on Uber at DT, if anyone is interested.
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September 15th, 2015 at 7:51:57 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Good for them! I wouldn't have predicted it. There is a 13-page discussion on Uber at DT, if anyone is interested.



I have a review of Uber in this aforesaid thread which I will not duplicate post here.

HOWEVER, I do have a free $20 towards your first Uber fare with the following promo code:

ubera01qz

Full disclosure: we both get $20 so it is win/win. Admin, Wiz gave permission to post the code at DT.
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September 15th, 2015 at 8:19:51 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Full disclosure: we both get $20 so it is win/win. Admin, Wiz gave permission to post the code at DT.



Permission also granted here. I highly recommend Uber and hope you'll take advantage of AZD's promo code.
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September 15th, 2015 at 8:47:19 PM permalink
Uber is a great deal for passengers because
Uber is saturating the market with drivers.
This means the driver often arrives
in just minutes because he's been sitting
in his car waiting for a fare for 20min.

Soon there will be a Uber driver sitting on every
street waiting for his app to ping. He won't
even be making min wage, but the customer
will be happy.
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September 15th, 2015 at 9:02:30 PM permalink
I love the fact Uber is in Vegas. More competition = great for consumers, + taxi drivers will maybe stop ripping off people that visit.
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September 15th, 2015 at 9:23:24 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

He won't
even be making min wage, ...



Nobody is making him do it.
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September 15th, 2015 at 9:32:46 PM permalink
The problem has been, no background check, no insurance coverage, no training. You may be risking your life to save a few minutes or dollars.


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September 15th, 2015 at 9:59:31 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

The problem has been, no background check, no insurance coverage, no training. You may be risking your life to save a few minutes or dollars.


ZCore13



That's exactly what I said on the other Uber
thread. Uber does a half-assed background
check, a lot falls through the cracks.
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September 15th, 2015 at 10:06:36 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

taxi drivers will maybe stop ripping off people that visit.



I read in an article that half the taxi drivers
have signed up for Uber and are switching
when Uber is legal, which is now. Why? Vegas
has drug tests, Uber does not. Vegas makes
a FBI background check, former drivers who
got canned have no fear from Uber. The
biggest reason, Uber has no log that must be
turned in so they know where you were every
minute. There are a hundred scams drivers
can pull in Vegas driving for Uber that they
couldn't do as a cab driver.

But the cab co's are still Mob controlled, or
so they say, so it could get weird out there.
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September 15th, 2015 at 10:10:12 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

You may be risking your life to save a few minutes or dollars.


ZCore13



Umm...like you aren't risking your life every time you climb into a taxi cab? lol Have you see the way these 'people drive? (not to mention how they smell) :/ POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS ALERT.
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September 15th, 2015 at 11:44:59 PM permalink
This is a very recent article about what a
joke Uber driver background checks are.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3050172/tech-forecast/the-truth-about-ubers-background-checks
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September 16th, 2015 at 12:28:21 AM permalink
Someone told me you only saved a few dollars. If that's true, I'm now willing to embrace Uber yet. If it's around a 50% discount, then I'm in.

I'm not sure who or how the drivers regulated, but from what I know the Tax cab authority is fairly strict on cabbies, even mentioning the Tax cab authority to a cab driver makes him piss his pants. If Uber drivers have to much freedom and little accountability I don't think it worth it. Will Uber be responsible for rouge drivers? Who will you sue in case of gross negligence?

I want someone to call if there's a problem. I've had a few TC drivers try to pull various shenanigans. IE charging over $100 on NYE. That's some outrageous money grubbing tactics, especially when people are drinking extra heavy on NYE.

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September 16th, 2015 at 6:35:06 AM permalink
For me Uber vs. a cab is about convenience, not so much about price. Here in my hometown Uber wins because I can get on the app and have them arrive in minutes, while it's a pain in the butt to call a cab.

But in Vegas, at the airport or a hotel the cabs are always lined up waiting for customers, so where is the added convenience of me roaming around looking for my particular Uber driver?
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September 16th, 2015 at 7:35:12 AM permalink
Wait till immigrants from Northern Africa will arrive here. You'll get your own cabbie, something close to a home pet.
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September 16th, 2015 at 7:55:52 AM permalink
Quote: ams288



But in Vegas, at the airport or a hotel the cabs are always lined up waiting for customers, so where is the added convenience of me roaming around looking for my particular Uber driver?



I agree completely. Uber will struggle on the strip and leaving the airport.
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September 16th, 2015 at 11:24:14 AM permalink
i disagree. Cabbies have earned such a bad rep in nickel and diming and longhauling/taking "detours" and guilting for tips. uber cuts through the BS with pre-negotiated fares.
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September 16th, 2015 at 11:34:54 AM permalink
Quote: ajemeister

i disagree. Cabbies have earned such a bad rep in nickel and diming and longhauling/taking "detours" and guilting for tips. uber cuts through the BS with pre-negotiated fares.



Yeah, an Uber driver would never do such a thing... Driver takes long route, then attacks passenger with hammer

You're completely safe with strangers with no training... Ride Share Incidents

San Francisco cabs average 1 death per year. That's every cab for the entire year. I bet the last 5 years of taxi deaths have been surpassed this year along.


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September 16th, 2015 at 12:16:55 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13


You're completely safe with strangers with no training... Ride Share Incidents
ZCore13



These are mostly from the US. I wonder how
many weren't reported to police. The guy who
took a woman to the airport and went back and
robbed her house, that's the kind of crime ride
sharing will produce. Cab drivers are pro's who
had real background checks and have a real taxi
license that cost them real money. Uber drivers
have a car and an app. Worldwide the crimes
by Uber drivers must be long indeed.



Australian Woman Allegedly Attacked by her Uber Driver Suffers a Broken Leg and Blood Clot from the Ordeal (9/8/15)

A Los Angeles Woman Says Her Uber Driver Threw Her onto the Street (6/4/15)

Denver Uber Driver Allegedly Drove Woman to Airport, then Went Back to Rob Her Home (4/1/15)

Hiring a Lyft: Uber Safe or Uber Dangerous? (3/18/15)

Boston Uber Driver Charged with Indecent Assault and Battery (2/9/15)

Off-Duty LA Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault (2/3/15)

Alleged Assault by Chicago Uber Driver (12/10/14)

San Francisco Passenger Struck In Head with Hammer by UberX Driver (9/30/14)

Uber Driver Pulls Gun on Valet in Atlanta (9/8/14)

Philadelphia Uber Driver Beat Model, Pushed Earring through Skin in Traffic Jam (7/14/14)

Uber Driver Punches Passenger in Oklahoma (6/3/14)

Lyft Driver Attacks Pedestrian in San Francisco (1/14/14)

San Francisco Uber Customer Claims Abuse and Assault by Uber Driver (11/25/13)

Lyft Driver Brandishes Knife in Los Angeles (10/29/13)

Writer and Activist Reports Being Choked in DC; Uber Denies the Event and Responsibility (9/16/13)

Uber Customer Sues for $2M over Alleged Driver Stabbing in DC (9/8/13)

DC Uber Driver Allegedly Assaults Passenger for Burping (3/8/13)
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September 16th, 2015 at 12:29:31 PM permalink
This is a story from a few months ago. This
is what you deal with if you go up against
Uber. A driver assaulted a woman and threw
her onto the pavement. When she filed
a police report, Uber refused to release
the drivers name, even to the police. This
is what they can get away with, being a non
brick and mortar company.

http://laist.com/2015/06/04/uber_driver_behaving_badly.php
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September 16th, 2015 at 1:23:31 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob



These are mostly from the US. I wonder how
many weren't reported to police. The guy who
took a woman to the airport and went back and
robbed her house, that's the kind of crime ride
sharing will produce. Cab drivers are pro's who
had real background checks and have a real taxi
license that cost them real money. Uber drivers
have a car and an app. Worldwide the crimes
by Uber drivers must be long indeed.




so you're telling me that a cabbie can't call his buddy to do the same thing? It makes no difference whether the person works for uber or for a regular cab company, people are people.

You act like cabbies are real stand up characters. Yes some may be friendly and helpful and professional, but everywhere there are cabbies looking to rip you off. I have full trust and faith in something like uber, and don't need to be ripped off by some scumbag taxi driver to feel "safe".
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September 16th, 2015 at 1:34:04 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

This is a story from a few months ago. This
is what you deal with if you go up against
Uber. A driver assaulted a woman and threw
her onto the pavement. When she filed
a police report, Uber refused to release
the drivers name, even to the police. This
is what they can get away with, being a non
brick and mortar company.

http://laist.com/2015/06/04/uber_driver_behaving_badly.php




according to that article...

"UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: A spokesperson for Uber, Taylor Patterson, sent LAist this statement: "We take allegations of this nature very seriously. Upon learning about this incident, we immediately reached out to the rider, refunded their trip, and deactivated the driver's access to the platform."
Patterson also notes that Uber has contacted Jena directly and told her that the driver has been deactivated from the service and that Uber responded to her within hours, especially given the early time at which she contacted the company.
Uber says they cannot release the driver's full name as a matter of privacy and that they "stand ready to offer any assistance to law enforcement.""

sounds pretty straightforward.. I don't know what they are "getting away with". Would you want your company outing you, based on accusations, to the press? Good luck finding a job if your name gets dragged through the media mud, even if you're found innocent.. I say kudos to them for protecting their workers, and of course it says that they will provide assistance to law enforcement. I don't see this evil company you seem to be painting a picture of
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September 16th, 2015 at 1:36:31 PM permalink
Quote: ajemeister


You act like cabbies are real stand up characters. .



Kinda sort of. Every city runs an FBI
fingerprint background check on
drivers, and many do periodic drug
tests. They want to know who is picking
up the public in their cabs. Are there
cab driving crooks? They weren't when
they started, and that goes a long way
to weeding out the habitual criminals.

Uber does no real background check,
the FBI calls it 'a joke'. Uber does no
drug testing at all, in fact they never
even meet a driver face to face.
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September 16th, 2015 at 4:23:10 PM permalink
Quote: Dicenor33

Wait till immigrants from Northern Africa will arrive here. You'll get your own cabbie, something close to a home pet.



Am I the only one disturbed by this comment?
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September 16th, 2015 at 6:05:39 PM permalink
Quote: aluisio

Am I the only one disturbed by this comment?



I said Uber won't rest until a driver is
sitting on every block in the country,
waiting for his aap to ping so he can
pick up granny at the laundromat.
And think he's making money.
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September 16th, 2015 at 9:26:15 PM permalink
so it seems like uber is just getting criticism because it's new and different from the norm... just like how everyone was so paranoid of "the facebook" (as the older generation calls it) and now it's a household name with everyone not batting an eye about safety or security

seems like it's just something millennials trust/use then extending to the "hip" 40-50 year olds, then to everyone else... give it some time and uber will run rampant everywhere and anywhere..
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September 16th, 2015 at 9:37:46 PM permalink
Ottawa taxi driver getting a little upset with UBER driver and passengers

lots of f bombs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH2VaxDbtTM


CRAZY DRIVER FOR UBER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-br-Re03-qc
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September 17th, 2015 at 12:43:07 AM permalink
This is a very entertaining video by a
girl about her Uber driver experiences.
You would never see any of this from
a real cab driver. They are professionals.

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September 17th, 2015 at 5:34:38 AM permalink
Quote: ajemeister

so it seems like uber is just getting criticism because it's new and different from the norm...



Maybe on your planet, but on Earth there are some legitimate concerns about the quality of their driver background checks and vetting process.

Personally, I've used Uber successfully many times, but I did have different drivers who

a) Insisted that his phone was telling him that my credit card had expired, when in fact the message on his phone was something about him having no cell signal. He clearly couldn't read English.
b) Tried to pull into oncoming traffic after going through a tollbooth.
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September 17th, 2015 at 2:16:08 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

They are professionals.

I wouldn't go that far, at least with Vegas cabbies. I have had good and bad cabbies in Vegas.

Almost all dispatch operators are unfriendly and rude. They seem to hate their job and customers.

If you're not at a casino or something like that, it's a craps shoot when they will arrive. You better call well before you need one. It sucks you can't schedule a time.

I agree you're a much greater risk with Uber drivers.

Can you rate drivers on the app? That will probably be the best way to weed out bad drivers.
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September 17th, 2015 at 3:12:10 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I wouldn't go that far, at least with Vegas cabbies. I have had good and bad cabbies in Vegas.

Almost all dispatch operators are unfriendly and rude. They seem to hate their job and customers.

If you're not at a casino or something like that, it's a craps shoot when they will arrive. You better call well before you need one. It sucks you can't schedule a time.

I agree you're a much greater risk with Uber drivers.

Can you rate drivers on the app? That will probably be the best way to weed out bad drivers.



You can schedule a lot of Vegas cabs now through the web. I do it everytime I am going from home to the airport and they have always been within 5 minutes of the scheduled time.

Yes, after an Uber ride you rate the driver from 1 to 5 and you can also leave a comment. I was told that in San Diego if a driver averaged less than 4.7 they will not be offered rides.
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September 17th, 2015 at 3:33:04 PM permalink
Massachusetts has proposed what they say are the strictest regulations in the nation for all ride sharing services. The background check will require fingerprinting and will check criminal and driving records as well as sex offender registries.

Drivers will be required to carry at least $1 million in insurance. They will be prohibited from Logan Airport and all cars must be less than five years old.
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September 17th, 2015 at 3:49:20 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Massachusetts has proposed what they say are the strictest regulations in the nation for all ride sharing services. The background check will require fingerprinting and will check criminal and driving records as well as sex offender registries.

Drivers will be required to carry at least $1 million in insurance. They will be prohibited from Logan Airport and all cars must be less than five years old.



FWIW, I've carried at least a $1M Liability Umbrella for 30 years (I upped it to $2M about 10 years ago). It's about $275/M/y, so while not cheap, certainly within affordability for a job expense. Highly recommend it, and make sure it starts where your car limits top out (uninsured/underinsured amounts). Not that I can guarantee anybody rates better or worse; just that it looks like huge money until you look into it.
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September 17th, 2015 at 4:00:33 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I said Uber won't rest until a driver is
sitting on every block in the country,
waiting for his aap to ping so he can
pick up granny at the laundromat.
And think he's making money.



Say what you will about immigration, but its nice to have a cheap ride available at the press of a button wherever I may be.
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September 17th, 2015 at 8:22:37 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Say what you will about immigration, but its nice to have a cheap ride available at the press of a button wherever I may be.



Enjoy it while you can, the service business
always levels itself out eventually. You can't
have twice as many drivers for the same
number of fares, it will soon revert back
to where it was. Supply and demand, as
in everything. You can have 4 new restaurants
open right next to each other and think,
it's great to have choices. In a year 3 will
be gone because there was only enough
customers for one.
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September 17th, 2015 at 9:29:40 PM permalink
Taxi companies just sitting on their asses, bitchin and flexing their influence to raise legal hurdles , taxi drivers ambushing Uber drivers and attacking them, ( I guess having an FBI background check didn't prevent that) instead of stepping in the new century and improving their service.

I've been scammed, short changed, taken in scenics, insulted, treated rudely, left on corners after being told a cab was being dispatched etc. None of this has happened to me and my family members using Uber.
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September 18th, 2015 at 9:47:13 AM permalink
I hate agreeing with Bob, but I do believe at some point ride sharing and taxi service will converge. Taxi quality will improve and prices will go lower. Uber quality will get worse and prices will rise as government agencies get more involved.

For now I will use Uber, when available, until I have a few bad experiences. I checked Uber this morning at my house and no cars were in the area. I am guessing it will take a few weeks before they are staffed up on the streets.
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September 18th, 2015 at 10:56:48 AM permalink
If they get stricter on driver eligibility and the price is significantly lower I'll use Uber, if not I can't see a good reason to use Uber.
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September 18th, 2015 at 1:37:59 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I hate agreeing with Bob, but I do believe at some point ride sharing and taxi service will converge.



In Vegas, the biggest complaint it you have to wait
an hour to get a cab in the suburbs. Everybody
thinks Uber is going to hang out in the burbs
waiting for the app to go off.

First of all, the majority of Uber drivers in Vegas
will be ex cab drivers. They ain't hangin in the burbs
when all the money is on the Strip. Now that it's
legal to be hailed for Uber (I have no idea how that
works unless Uber has a light on its roof) they will
all be on the Strip and DT. And the airport eventually.
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ajemeister
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September 18th, 2015 at 1:57:07 PM permalink
You don't have to be "hangin in the burbs", it could just as well be someone who's going out for the evening and wants to make money on the way, kind of like neighbors helping neighbors
AZDuffman
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September 18th, 2015 at 2:15:44 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Now that it's
legal to be hailed for Uber (I have no idea how that
works unless Uber has a light on its roof) they will
all be on the Strip and DT.



You don't hail an Uber. What I think this means is when you hire one they can stop in a public place and pick you up. Seems like a clean-up of language and nothing else.
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EvenBob
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September 18th, 2015 at 3:13:19 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

You don't hail an Uber. What I think this means is when you hire one they can stop in a public place and pick you up. .



They can do that now, anywhere. You can call
from the corner of Fifth and Main, and get
picked up there. Hailing in the cab biz means
only one thing, getting into a taxi that you
didn't order. NV has changed to law to include
ride share drivers.

It looks like there was a dispute that Uber is not
ride sharing, that only applies to car pool people.
So they changed it to ride-hailing, which is
totally wrong. They now consider calling for a
cab or Uber ride-hailing. Vegas cab drivers
get half their business sitting in the cab line
outside hotels. Where do Uber drivers wait,
they can't pick up anybody until they call for
a Uber.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
AxelWolf
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September 18th, 2015 at 5:52:40 PM permalink
There was just something on TV called crime watch daily. No doubt it sensationalizes stuff but its still interesting.

It detailed some horrible events involving Uber drivers who had bad driving and criminal backgrounds. IE reckless driving at 100mph. It claims an Uber driver beat someone with a hammer.

Again I don't put much stock in this show. I'm sure there have been cabbies who have done worst.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
DRich
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September 18th, 2015 at 5:55:53 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

They can do that now, anywhere. You can call
from the corner of Fifth and Main, and get
picked up there. Hailing in the cab biz means
only one thing, getting into a taxi that you
didn't order. NV has changed to law to include
ride share drivers.



In Las Vegas you can not hail a cab. Cabs can only pick up in designated zones unless you prearrange the cab.

I have known many people from other areas that get pissed off when they try to hail a cab and it doesn't stop. They had no idea the cabs were not allowed to pick them up.
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AxelWolf
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September 18th, 2015 at 6:03:21 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

In Las Vegas you can not hail a cab. Cabs can only pick up in designated zones unless you prearrange the cab.

I have known many people from other areas that get pissed off when they try to hail a cab and it doesn't stop. They had no idea the cabs were not allowed to pick them up.

I was told they can if it's in a parking lot or something like that, just not curbside. Not sure if that's actually true.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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