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Here is an interesting article on USA Today Tech mentioning a few pointers for correct Uber etiquette: Plan to open the door yourself, although most of my drivers have been quick on their feet to do that for me. Most riders sit in the back right seat, on a diagonal from the driver, which facilitates talking – or just giving directions. If you want ...


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In Germany and Austria the drivers insurance will always(1) cover you, no matter if the driver is making profit from the ride or not. I guess this will be similar in other EU countries, though the amount of cover might differ. In case the driver is violating his insurance terms e.g. by doing for profit rides, the insurance will then try to get their money ...


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I can comment a bit on the other side of the equation, namely what drivers see when offering a ride on the website. But before that note that Rome2rio's estimate apparently only covers the price of petrol whereas Blablacar's computations are based on a total costs estimate including depreciation, maintenance, insurance, etc. That's a huge difference. ...


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In Australia the etiquette is slightly different from the above mentioned. Uber operates very similar to Taxis. You are expected to approach the Taxi/Uber and open the door for yourself, then you'll lean over if you have luggage and ask the driver if they will pop the boot. Then you'll go back and put your luggage in the boot and close it yourself. At this ...


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There is no set rules for the Uber/Lyft/Gett, etc driver to do any of these things. The driver normally would open the trunk for you but getting the door for you may be unlikely. The thing of it is you have the ability to rate the driver for Uber and Lyft and leave comments on their performance. The only thing that you have to worry about is that they can ...



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