"Lyft" Hits Santa Barbara's Roads
You're going to see more cars with pink mustaches around Santa Barbara--they're a new ride-share service.
It's good news for those who need a lift but perhaps bad news for taxicab drivers.
How the service works is through an app on your phone called "Lyft."
With one touch of your screen, you can hail a "Lyft" driver; they are every day people who are using their own car for a bit of extra cash.
Santa Barbara's first "Lyft" driver says the company only hires safe and responsible drivers who are also fun.
While she believes "Lyft" is a great way to be involved in your community, taxicab driver sees the company as a threat.
They say "Lyft" can charge less for rides because the drivers don't have to pay for permits, licenses and insurance.
Cab drivers have approached the city about ride-share services like "Lyft," but the city says "Lyft" drivers have a state permit.
Also, they are covered under "Lyft's" own insurance policy.
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