Category: Bad Drivers News

MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks

Natasha Lomas techcrunch.com Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are delivering pitiful levels of take-home pay to the hundreds of thousands of US independent contractors providing their own vehicles and driving skills to deliver the core service, according to an MIT CEEPR study examining the economics of the two app platforms. The report catalyses the debate…

This News Crew Sat And Filmed As A Giant Pothole Blew 20 Tyres

Instead of warning drivers about a giant, tyre-bursting pothole in Michigan, this news crew simply sat back and filmed the carnage… carthrottle.com Here’s a prime example of small-time news journalists doing what small-time news journalists do best: finding a spot where they know full well people are going to fall foul of something, and then…

Chevy Chase ‘attacker’ says the actor had it coming

Kevin Sheehan pagesix.com A Long Island man said he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense on an upstate highway when the unhinged actor lunged at him and warned, “I am going to ruin your lives!” Michael Landrio, 22, a UPS worker from East Patchogue, told The Post that he and his girlfriend and another couple were…

Uber to open 24-hour hotline for reporting ‘bad experiences’

Jonathan Prynn standard.co.uk Uber is setting up an “open all hours” telephone hotline for passengers who want to make a complaint after a journey booked through the cab hailing app. The move is part of a new package of reforms in the Silicon Valley giant’s “charm offensive” launched after Transport for London’s shock refusal to…

Stupid Truck Driver Drove Right Over the Nazca Lines

Ryan F. Mandelbaum gizmodo.com There’s a 2,000-year-old archaeological mystery preserved in Southern Peru: enormous images carved into the desert by unknown ancient artists. The beautiful Nazca Lines depict birds, monkeys, and humans, and some of the creations span up to 1,200 feet. And a man just drove over them with his truck. CNN reports: Jainer…

Burrito-Seeking Drunk Driver Busted, Cops Say

Bank of America drive-thru lane was mistaken for a Taco Bell thesmokinggun.com JANUARY 19–A Florida motorist was so impaired that he mistook a Bank of America drive-up lane for a Taco Bell and sought to order a burrito from a teller, according to an arrest report. Cops were summoned Wednesday afternoon to a Tampa-area bank…

Man Allegedly Calls Police to Report Himself Drunk Driving

yahoo.com/news A Florida man who was allegedly drunk driving called the police on himself on New Year’s Eve. Michael Lester reportedly called police saying that he was “driving on the wrong side of the road,” according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. “I’m too drunk. I don’t know where I’m at,” Police said Lester told…