WASHINGTON, D.C. - APRIL 20, 2018: An Uber driver and car with passengers in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Do you UBER your kids?

Family schedules are crazy. Have you ever thought, “maybe I could UBER my kids?”  

We spoke to an UBER driver today and he says it’s against the law because drivers are not finger printed for a background check! 

Here’s the official wording from the California Public Utility Commission. 

“In California, due to CPUC requirements, you cannot transport an unaccompanied minor on trips arranged through the Uber app. Keep in mind that in California, a rider must be over 18 to sign up for an Uber account, but if you believe a rider might be underage, you can ask them to confirm their age and let them know that you will have to cancel the trip if they are indeed under 18. In addition, you can report requests to transport unaccompanied minors by submitting in-app feedback.”

Uber agrees.  Their rules say,  a rider must be at least 18 years of age to have an Uber account and request rides. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older on any ride.

But there is a company doing it in town the right way.  We found HopSkipDrive is a safe way to transport your kids.   Their website says,

“We fingerprint every CareDriver, monitor every ride in real time, and you can follow along on your app too.”

So you can get a ride for your kids when you need it legally and safely!  Looks like it could even be a part time job opportunity!

 

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