Texting and driving isn't the only thing rideshare drivers are doing, study says

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Friday, February 14, 2020
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The study from driversed.com showed a variety of problems that were experienced by riders, including suspicion of DWI.

HOUSTON, Texas -- We all know texting and driving is a no-no, but it's especially bad when you realize your Uber or Lyft driver is typing while behind the wheel.

A new study from DriversEd.com shows:

  • 29% of riders say they have seen their rideshare driver reading or sending texts on their phone
  • 16% say they have seen the driver checking social media
  • 8% say they have seen the driver watching a video
  • 15% say they have had a driver who got road rage
  • 12% say they have suspected the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Over 500 people responded to the survey across the country.

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