Two weeks ago, I was driving down the city’s Rue de l’Est in my Honda Accord and, with my headlights off, a group of five UberX drivers came up behind me.
One driver told me he was from Montreal, another said it was from Toronto.
“I’m from Toronto,” he said.
“They’re all from Toronto.”
It wasn’t a question.
I had stopped driving for Uber in Toronto, a city with a reputation for being a place that values safety over the rights of drivers.
It wasn, I decided, an insult.
UberX has grown in popularity in Toronto in recent years, with some drivers earning as much as $300,000 per year.
The company has also seen an uptick in complaints from its drivers who say they’re forced to use unsafe vehicles, like the one I was in.
In response, Uber has been taking steps to improve safety in its services.
In January, it began requiring drivers to wear helmets and to wear protective gear when operating a vehicle.
And in April, it introduced a new system called the Uber Safe Mode to allow users to select which drivers to contact for help if they experience a problem.
But drivers like my friend, who had not used Uber for years, said the change didn’t seem to have affected their job.
“The driver’s always there to help you, to make sure you’re safe, to give you tips, to tell you what to do if you have a problem,” she said.
And while she had never driven a taxi before, she said that if she had, she would have taken the same precautions.
I asked her how much she was making.
She told me it was about $15 an hour.
She said she had been doing this for almost five years and that she could not afford to stop driving.
“My life would be ruined if I stopped working, I would be in financial trouble,” she told me.
I’m not even sure if it will happen, because I don’t know what will happen.” “
So I’ve just been waiting for Uber to come to me.
I’m not even sure if it will happen, because I don’t know what will happen.”
I was skeptical.
The city had only recently implemented the system in Toronto.
But after the new UberX system was launched in Montreal last year, it immediately came to my attention.
I followed Uber’s instructions to install the new system and drove out of the city with it installed.
In Montreal, it took me less than 10 minutes to set up a new Uber account, pay my $100 fare, and download the app.
I logged in and took out my new phone number, and within a few minutes, I had a new driver and my first UberX trip.
After all, it was not hard to do.
I’d never driven for Uber before.
And the experience was, as one of the drivers told me, “beautiful.”
“When we got to the other end of the line, they all stopped,” I said.
I told them the whole story of my accident and I asked for a ride back to my home.
I was able to find a ride to my residence within a couple of minutes.
The drivers were friendly and friendly-looking, the Uber driver seemed very knowledgeable about the service, and the cab driver seemed like a friend.
“Are you comfortable with your car?” the Uberdriver asked.
I answered, “No, thank you.”
“Do you know how to drive?”
“Yeah, I know how.”
“OK, can you drive the car for me?”
Where do you want to go?”
I said, “Montreal.”
And we were off.
The Uber driver asked me what my next ride would be, and I told him.
“Well, it’s really not that bad,” he told me as we drove away.
After that, the driver said he was happy to give me a ride home.
But the experience in Montreal wasn’t so good.
The driver didn’t give me any time to explain what I’d done wrong, he said, but said I should be able to drive a cab after all.
“If I were you, I wouldn’t let you drive for Uber for that long, I’ll make sure I check on you every now and then,” he later told me in a text message.
When I contacted Uber about this experience, the company told me that the driver in question was a contractor and that it had “invested heavily” in safety.
“We have implemented safety features to help protect drivers from accidents and make our service safer for all of our drivers, including the ones that have been involved in recent accidents,” Uber spokesperson Sarah Lefebvre told me over email.
“As soon as we receive an accident report, we contact the driver and verify that the accident