In Texas the state law is no texting while actively driving. Interacting with a device for navigational purposes is exempt as well as hands on conversations. Distracting? Yes, but not illegal. The only exception to this is within an active school zone. U/L, at least in Texas, is not causing any driver to commit an illegal action.1) Attention has been diverted from the road to the device with all analytical resources channeled to making decisions about acceptance/canceling after acceptance/navigation
If you are referring to what the app is telling you to do it would be characterized as misinformation. If you do what it says that may be illegal. I personally ignore such misinformation.2) Illegal U-Turns, lane changes without signaling, sudden stops, ignoring traffic control devices and signs occurs as drivers rush(?) to the pick-up spot.
I was amazed that after doing a little research that only 15 states out of the 50 in the US plus the District of Columbia require at least an annual safety inspection. I totally agree that all vehicles, not just ride share, require this to be done. But I believe this to be the state's requirement.3) vehicles are driven in need of maintenance. A random inspection of any area where vehicles queue up will find cars driven by illegals using someone else's documents, vehicles in need of tires, lights, brakes or chocks......
Agreed. I know it happens. Regulation may help this. But my questions are:4) Drivers are under insured or not insured at all as they drop off a passenger until they pick up the next one because their insurance company will refuse any claim related to an accident occurring with the vehicle used for ride share activities. Drivers lie or ignore the questions designed to identify the activity to save money.