I personally have not used the UberPool option since it became available but upon the features announcement I wondered about passenger safety. An Uber ride is already a very personal interaction, and there are certain etiquette rules in place to make it pleasant for all parties involved.
Can you imagine an Uber pool ride home from the club or bar at 2am with two drunken parties meeting for the first time, and the driver being caught in the middle of a conflict?
After talking to a number of Uber drivers I realized that my suspicions were correct, UberPool can and often does cause unsafe situations between multiple passengers and drivers. Of course this is nothing new in the “sharing economy”.
What is your experience with Uber Pool so far? Please leave a comment below.