Old Aug 18, 18, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
It probably still works for the driver since they're paid on actual time and distance, while they charge you an estimated time and distance based on the average (not the fastest/most direct) route.
What Uber/Lyft often charge you is not related to the time or distance at all. It is what a passenger is willing to pay for that particular ride.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-neighborhoods

Driver's have routinely posted on Reddit and other driver forums that Uber/Lyft take 50-70% of a ride's fare, meaning that the driver earns less than half of what the rider pays.
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