You need to get from A to B. You don’t have a car and you can’t use public transport. Do you catch a taxi or a private car? Do you hail a taxi or do you ride-hail?
THE TAXI INDUSTRY VS THE RIDE-HAILING INDUSTRY
Well, in Spain and other countries around the world, you don’t have a choice because Uber is illegal. Governments and taxi drivers don’t like the idea. But, in some parts of the United States ride-hailing is really popular.
UBER AND RIDE-HAILING WERE NOT ACCEPTED, AT FIRST, FOR LEGAL REASONS
There were legal problems, for example with insurance, and also opposition from taxi drivers. But, and this is a good lesson for everyone to persevere with a project, the company asked the local authorities to change the rules and they said, yes, because ride-hailing companies are in demand. People wanted to use their services.
So, maybe in the future we will see Uber operating in this country again. Have a look at the Uber Driver Training video to see if you can work in ride-hailing.
- Ride-hail (vb): to signal to a private car via an app that you want to be picked up (n. ride-hailing)
- Insurance (n): An arrangement or agreement that protects someone from incurring future losses, as from damage, theft, illness, or death,especially a contract that transfers the risk of a specified loss to another party in exchange for the payment of a premium.
- Be in demand (adj): needed or wanted, sought after