One in four Uber drivers are 50+

Based on a study conducted by Uber over 2014 and 15 among drivers in the USA.

According to this article in the New York Times, older drivers are prized because:

  1. They usually own their own cars
  2. They have adequate auto insurance and,
  3. They have fewer crashes, according to insurance statistics.

Uber’s collaboration with Life Reimagined, a subsidiary of AARP that helps people navigate life transitions (i.e. retirement), provides access to the group’s 1.4 million members through online and in-person workshops. Through the alliance, Uber offers a $35 incentive for those who sign up to become drivers and drive 10 trips.

What a great idea for other countries to follow!