Vehicle recalls are important in preserving vehicle safety, but oftentimes, they go unheeded. In fact, only about 25% of drivers with cars that need recall work actually get the work done, meaning three quarters of recalled vehicles are still out on the road! The thought of sharing the road with unsafe vehicles can be frightening, but what happens when you willingly ride in these vehicles?
Millions of people hail a ride from Uber and Lyft to go to work, get home, and get to and from the airport and everything in between. Unfortunately, the inspection requirements for both rideshare companies leave room for vehicle recalls to go unnoticed. This could leave you riding in an unsafe Uber or Lyft vehicle by yourself or with your family or friends.
According to the Uber website, vehicle inspection requirements vary by city, but vehicles must pass an inspection before the driver begins accepting fares via the app. Inspections usually take place at an Uber Greenlight hub and are valid for one year. Similarly, the Lyft website notes an inspection requirement variance by region and also requires new drivers to pass an inspection by a mechanic. These inspections take place before a driver starts with Uber or Lyft and may catch vehicle recalls issued at that time, but recalls that occur after that point may easily go unnoticed by the driver and even the company, leaving the safety of your next Uber or Lyft vehicle questionable at best.
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