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:
- They usually own their own cars
- They have adequate auto insurance and,
- 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!