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Uber announced today that it will start tacking on a $1 “safe rides fee” to every UberX ride. In a blog post, the company said the extra dollar would go towards security measures, like background checks and driver education. Both Uber and Lyft extended their insurance options to cover drivers better last month. The extra $1 won’t be too much of a cost burden though after UberX cut prices earlier this year.

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  1. Uber non yellow cabs are a big rip off. I rather use taxi magic since in nyc taxis are much better than the livery cars

    1. El Barto, It’s obvious you’ve never even been to New York.

  2. Why did they cut the cost of a ride only to increase each ride by $1. It’s absurd. Guess I’m going back to lyft and sidecar. Bad move Uber, bad move.

    1. Jonathan Cousar Herge Tuesday, April 22, 2014

      Well enjoy Lyft. They have a $1 safe ride fee too. So how is going back to them going to help you?

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