Uber Driver Signup Guide and Resources Page

Uber Driver Signup Guide and Resources Page

Sign Up To signup as a driver with Uber, follow these steps: Go to https://get.uber.com/drive/ When you complete the form, provide Invite Code HNFD9UE which will give you a $100 bonus for signing up. The signup process will walk you through the rest of what’s needed. You’ll need to provide your financial and banking information in order to receive payments. To do so, visit https://vault.uber.com What You’ll Need To become a driver, you’ll need to provide the following: Social Security Number for a background check. Photo of Driver’s License Photo of your car’s vehicle registration. Photo of your car’s proof of insurance form. Exterior photos of your car on the driver’s side, passenger side, and from behind. Interior photo of your car’s back seat. Rewards Bonuses You can earn reward bonuses by referring friends to Uber. Usually this is about $100 per person who signs up, but you may get an introductory offer for as much as $500 per person signing up. Watch the Training Video for Drivers You’ll be required to watch the Uber training video for drivers. This helps you become familiar with the app and the proper procedures for providing rides through Uber. Reader Feedback & Comments One of our readers posted this comment that inspired us to add a Q&A section below: “Never gonna happen. Not even going to dl the app. First, the insurance the regular driver has is NOT commercial insurance and you are NOT covered as a passenger when money changes hands. They get in an accident and you are injured? You have to sue them, a poor broke joe average trying to make...
Iowa City Fat Bike Stores, Shops and Bicycle Vendors

Iowa City Fat Bike Stores, Shops and Bicycle Vendors

Iowa City Bike Shop Fat Bikes This page contains links to the “Fat Bike” models available from local Iowa City bicycle shops as of December 2013. Call or stop by the stores for a current inventory. Additional brands and models may be available, including some used bikes. 30th Century Bike Surly Moonlander Pugsley – Pug Ops Pugsley Schlick Northpaw Geoff’s Bike and Ski 907 Bikes Frames Used for Custom Built Bikes Specialized Specialized Fat Boy Specialized Fat Boy Expert Surly Moonlander Pugsley – Pug Ops Pugsley World of Bikes (Click here for Fat Bike Inventory) Salsa Beargrease Beargrease XX1 Mukluk TI Mukluk 2 Mukluk 3 Trek Farley Surly Moonlander Pugsley – Pug Ops Pugsley 29-Inch Fat Bike / Mountain Bike Hybrid The Surly Krampus has 3″ wide tires, so it’s somewhere between a traditional mountain bike tire (2.2″ wide) and a fat bike tire (about 4″ to 5″ wide). This gives the Krampus extra traction with less drag, making it easier to pedal. The 29″ wheel allows the bike to roll more smoothly, and the frame size can be better suited for taller riders. Considerations Fat Bikes are just a small part of the overall bicycle market. Most people considering trail riding or winter urban riding will purchase a mountain bike. For this reason, accessories for Fat Bikes aren’t as readily available — such as racks and fenders. Their design requires specialized components. 29-Inch Mountain Bikes While definitely not in the same category as Fat Bikes, the 29-inch wheel bikes offer the ability to more nimbly traverse over sidewalks and other obstacles. With a larger sized mountain bike tire, the experience...
You Didn’t Know You Needed These for Your Car, But You Do!

You Didn’t Know You Needed These for Your Car, But You Do!

Your parents always said to carry a tire pressure gauge and a first aid kit in your car, no matter where you go. Oh, and one of those foldup poncho things. While this might have been enough in the disco era, we practically live in our cars today. The average American spends about 38 hours a year just stuck in traffic, according to Texas A&M’s Urban Mobility Study, so imagine the actual hours we spend driving around. With that kind of quality time spent in one place, we’ve got a whole new set of needs for furnishing our rolling second homes. Whether you’ve only got one car, or you’re searching for a spare at a Drivetime in Savannah, gadgets and apps will make your commute better, safer and more comfortable. That “Check Engine” Light When that light comes on in your dashboard, do you know what it means? Nobody does, and that’s why people spend so much money on mechanics. The Kiwi company has a solution. Their gadget plugs right into your car underneath the steering wheel, then attaches to your wireless device, either Android or iPhone, and it runs about $90. It prompts you to download the appropriate app, then shows you crucial information about your car: engine light codes, mileage, braking power and more. Similar devices can cost thousands of dollars when purchased by auto mechanics and repair shops. Give Me a Jump Batteries always seem to die in the most inconvenient spots, like at the back of the mall parking lot on Dec. 23. In a blizzard. If you’re the average driver, once you’ve begged a stranger to...
100 MPG Fuel Efficiency Equivalency 
Available Now from Ford with the C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid

100 MPG Fuel Efficiency Equivalency 
Available Now from Ford with the C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid

We’re promised that in the future, cars will run on electricity and deliver energy efficiency equal to 100 miles per gallon (comparing cost to distance travelled). The future is here now in the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle from Ford. 2.0L Hybrid Electric Powertrain Both C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi have an advanced powertrain which includes a 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine with an electric motor to generate 188 total system horsepower, delivering the responsive power you want when you need it. The C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid model has the best combined MPGe in its class, with an EPA-estimated 108 city/92 hwy/100 combined MPGe.2  (EPA-estimated 108 city/92 hwy/100 combined MPGe.2MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.) Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start Unlock and start your C-MAX without ever having to take out your keys. When the key fob is in your pocket or anywhere on you, you can simply press your thumb on the door handle to open the door. Once you’re in, hold down the clutch (or the brake pedal on an automatic), press the power button and go. This convenient feature is standard on the C-MAX SEL Hybrid and C-MAX Energi. Next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide The dual-LCD next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide is an innovative cluster that provides real-time information to help you get the most efficiency from your C-MAX Hybrid or C-MAX Energi. The next- gen SmartGauge with EcoGuide features a “MyView” screen so drivers can customize the screens to their liking. Efficiency Coach screens such as Brake Coach help you maximize your vehicle’s efficiency. Screens include Inform, Enlighten, Engage or...
FOR SALE: 2013 Tesla Model S with 85 kWh Package

FOR SALE: 2013 Tesla Model S with 85 kWh Package

Own it Today You could spend over $100,000 on eBay for a Tesla Model S (see below). Or, you could get on a waiting list at the dealership. However, you could have this 2013 Model S with the upgraded 85 kWh package for only $83,000. Miles There are only 11,000 miles on the vehicle. It was purchased on February 2013. Location This vehicle is in the Iowa City and has been meticulously cared for. Style MetallicSilver with Gray Nappa Leather seats and Obeche Wood Gloss Décor. Performance The 85 kWh battery upgrade includes: 265 miles range (EPA) 0-60 in 5.4 seconds 8 year, unlimited mile battery warranty Supercharging included 19″ tire upgrade included Features Includes the following features and upgrades: 85 kWh battery upgrade Supercharger enabled Tech Package Ultra High Fidelity Sound Fog lamps Contact If you’re interested, please fill out the contact form below. Name(required) Email(required) Phone Comments Photos Testla Has Wide Appeal There is a wide appeal and interest in the Tesla Model S, as indicated by the recent visits to this page. Click on any image for a larger gallery view. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...

Red Light Cameras Vulnerable to Abuse by Cities, Municipalities and Law Enforcement for Unnecessary and Excessive Tickets and Citations

Introduction. Properly implemented and programmed, Red Light Cameras could help catch and prosecute dangerous and careless drivers who drive through red lights as a result of being distracted, drunk, or not wanting to be delayed by waiting. However, cities, municipalities, and law enforcement agencies are intentionally programming red light cameras to increase violations and maximize revenue. As a result, traffic citations are issued for drivers who were not driving unsafe, but simply approached an intersection thinking the yellow light duration would provide sufficient time to cross the intersection. Video Evidence. In the sample below of a red light camera video recording, we see that the engineers who programmed the traffic light used the bare minimum of 3 seconds duration for the yellow light. This results in a driver being given a false sense of security as they choose to drive through a yellow light only to discover the light turns quickly to red as they are a few feet from the intersection (too late to stop). The video below was provided as incriminating evidence of a traffic violation for the citation of a driver. Yet, instead it incriminates those who programmed the red light camera system and light timing at this intersection. Greater Danger. This practice of shortening yellow light durations results in greater revenue for cities, but more dangerous intersections. So, municipalities choose to put motorists at risk so they can make more money. One report on roadway danger analyzed the correlation between Red Light Cameras and the timing of signals at intersections by looking at traffic accident outcomes: In plainer English: increase the time of a yellow light, reduce...
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