UberX Is Getting More Expensive: $1 ‘Safe Rides Fee’

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Uber is now charging $1 for all rides in UberX as a way to pay for background checks and extended screening for these drivers. Hopefully this leads to higher quality and safer drivers.

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So it raises the question, is Uber about to overload us with fees like the airline industry?

Suddenly is water going to cost $1 when the drivers offer it to us? Will having 4 people in a car now cost an extra $1?

We can expect to see Uber start raising its prices as it wedges out the competitors, but hopefully this is a step in the right direction and the experience gets better.

Until then, at least we still have the $20 off your first Uber ride coupon for anyone who hasn’t been jaded by Uber yet.

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