Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have made 11 billion trips in the United States since their introduction in 2010.
Uber made nearly 4 billion trips in the U.S. between 2017 and 2018. That works out to about 45 rides per second.
Research shows that rideshare services account for about a 3 percent increase in traffic-accident fatalities since 2011. That’s about 987 deaths per day and due to the increasing number of rideshare vehicles on the road.
Uber vehicles were involved in 97 fatal crashes between 2017 and 2018, leading to 107 deaths. Of that number, 21 percent of the crash victims were the rider, 21 percent were the driver, and the remaining 58 percent were third parties.
91 million consumers actively use the Uber app each month.
An increasing number of rideshare accidents occur at drop-off and pick-up locations.
90 percent of Uber crashes occur in urban areas.
Requirements to Become
an Uber or Lyft Driver
Valid driver’s license
Meet Florida age requirements
(21 in Tallahassee, 25 everywhere else)
Eligible 4-door vehicle
Pass a screening for criminal background and driving history
Proof of vehicle insurance
A smartphone that can run the rideshare app
Driver profile photo
How a Rideshare Accident
Lawyer Can Help
If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident in the Tampa area, call the attorneys at Brooks Law Group at 1-800-LAW-3030 or contact us online for a free consultation.